Rose to honour Daniel a winner
VISITORS to the Biggenden Apex Rose Festival’s Rose and Flower Show held in the QCWA rooms were hit with a blast of perfume as they entered through the doors.
Champion rose was exhibited by Michelle Kinbacher with a red rose named in honour of Daniel Morcombe.
Michelle said she bought it two years ago.
“I’ve never seen one like it,” she said. “They are just so healthy.” Mrs Kinbacher said during the week one branch had been flattened by rain and was lying on the ground.
“I cut off all the blooms and hoped for the best,” she said. The rest is history. Judge Chris Collins of Hervey Bay was impressed with the numbers for such a small town.
“The quality was up there with the bigger places,” he said.
“Just like everywhere else the roses have been affected by the weather, especially mildew.”
Mr Collins said to find the champion it came down to blemishes.
“The red rose had a perfect formation,” he said.
Stewards Lyn Brook and Mia Forster were excited with the 105 entries with 41 coming from the Biggenden Hospital residents.
“The display of roses and flowers was better than the annual show,” the stewards said. Flowers results Gerberas, large, hybrid, single – all won by Lyn Brook 1 and 2. Gerbera, double: Lyn Holmes 1, Michelle Kinbacher 2.
Marigolds: Lyn Brook 1, Biggenden Hospital residents 2. Any other flower: Angela Kennedy 1, Biggenden Hospital residents 2. Cut flowers, distinct, Biggenden Hospital residents 1 and 2. Roses results Red: Michelle Kinbacher 1, Angela Kennedy 2. White: Biggenden Hospital residents 1 and 2. Pink, Judy Hetherington 1, Lyn Holmes 2. Yellow, Lyn Brook 1, Lyn Holmes 2. Two-tone: Biggenden Hospital residents 1 and 2. Any other colour: Angela Kennedy 1, Lyn Brook 2. Polyanthus or floribunda: Michelle Kinbacher 1, Biggenden Hospital residents 2. Three distinct: Biggenden Hospital residents 1, Lyn Brook 2. Three roses, bud to full bloom: Sarah Bust 1, Michelle Kinbacher 2. Miniature rose in a pot: Biggenden Hospital residents 1 and 2. Flowering rose in a pot: Biggenden Hospital residents 1.
BIGGENDEN ROSE FESTIVAL: Michelle Kinbacher with her champion rose.