Orchid Show brings in spring:

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THE Isis Cul­tural Cen­tre was trans­formed into a sea of colour last week at the an­nual spring orchid show.

About 300 peo­ple flocked to the popular show for the two-day event on Fri­day and Satur­day.

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

Pres­i­dent Glo­ria Haaksma said the event was a suc­cess, with the show prov­ing to be popular once again this year.

“Over­all we’re quite happy with our show,” she said.

“The plant sales were popular. We were flat out keep­ing up with that.”

“It was a very lovely day to­gether.

“You meet a lot of nice peo­ple and we also picked up some new mem­bers.”

The win­ning orchid of the day was awarded to Her­vey Bay grower Terri Bade, who showed a cham­pion slip­per orchid (paph Sukaakulii).

Re­serve cham­pion orchid was awarded to Bund­aberg’s Keith and Fay Lin­der­man.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT BUN050914RCH7

PHOTO OP­POR­TU­NITY: Phill Jones cap­tures the sub­tle beauty of the Childers and Isis Dis­trict Orchid So­ci­ety show.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT BUN050914RCH9

FIRST PRIZE: Tina John­son with her prize-win­ning bloom at the Childers and Isis Dis­trict Orchid So­ci­ety show.

Jean Hebbes at the orchid show.

Ivy Ken­neally ad­mires the flow­ers.

Ray Sayer ad­mires the flow­ers on dis­play at the Childers and Isis Dis­trict Orchid So­ci­ety show.

Mar­garet Amoore with a flo­ral ar­range­ment for sale at the Childers and Isis Dis­trict Orchid So­ci­ety show.

Jan Thor­burn with a flo­ral ar­range­ment for sale at the Childers and Isis Dis­trict Orchid So­ci­ety show.

Len Roscoe and Michael Byrne.

Sally Sayer ad­mires the flow­ers on dis­play.

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