Orchid show ush­ers new sea­son

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FLOW­ERS are bloom­ing, the sun is shin­ing brightly and the birds are singing. Spring is upon us!

What bet­ter way to cel­e­brate the change of sea­son than to head along to the Spring Orchid Show.

Orchid grow­ers from across the dis­trict have been busy in their shade houses prim­ing their pretty plants just in time for the popular an­nual show.

Run by the Childers and Dis­trict Orchid So­ci­ety, the show will fea­ture a huge va­ri­ety of or­chids, ferns and trop­i­cal plants and cut flow­ers, as well as a pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion.

Pub­lic­ity of­fi­cer Fay Par­tridge said the so­ci­ety was hop­ing to at­tract a big crowd at this year’s event.

Mrs Par­tridge en­cour­aged peo­ple to come along and see the beau­ti­ful flo­ral dis­plays.

“Come and see the colour and see the dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties of or­chids,” she said.

“It is amaz­ing, the dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties of or­chids and dif­fer­ent flow­ers, and all dif­fer­ent shapes.

“Some of them have such a beau­ti­ful per­fume.”

Judg­ing starts to­day, with the show of­fi­cially kick­ing off on Fri­day, from 8.30am un­til 4pm, and from 8.30am to 2.30pm on Satur­day at the Isis Cul­tural Cen­tre.

En­try is $2, with a raf­fle and re­fresh­ments avail­able.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Glo­ria Haaksma on 4126 6286.

PHOTO: ZACH HOGG BUN220814FLW3

FLOWER CRAZY: Childers & Isis Dis­trict Orchid So­ci­ety’s Fay Par­tridge is look­ing for­ward to the Spring Orchid Show.

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