Cham­pion ger­beras

Central and North Burnett Times - - COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD -

GER­BERAS are pro­lif­er­at­ing in Shirley and Bob Baldwin’s Bund­aberg gar­den.

“We’ve been grow­ing ger­beras for quite a num­ber of years,” Mrs Baldwin said.

“As we’re get­ting older in­stead of get­ting less, we’re get­ting more.”

Their hobby has spilled over into a pas­sion for ex­hibit­ing them at shows, in­clud­ing Mt Perry.

“We grow hun­dreds – we grow all dif­fer­ent types (such as) hy­brids and Bauer ger­beras,” she said.

“There’s a lot of tri-colour (flow­ers and) peo­ple have all dif­fer­ent opin­ions of the new ones.

“The hard­est part is get­ting them here; pack­ing them not to rub to­gether,” she said.

“We only grow it as a hobby (and) peo­ple are try­ing to con­tact us af­ter all th­ese shows.”

Not sur­pris­ing as their cham­pion ger­beras de­lighted flower judges Jo­ce­lyn Robert­son and Dot Ford.

– Shirley Way

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