Or­chid ma­nia com­ing to the Shire Hall

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A QUEEN among flow­ers, the or­chid is ma­jes­tic and if you de­sire to ap­pre­ci­ate some mar­vel­lous spec­i­mens then get along to the Dou­glas Or­chid So­ci­ety’s flower show this Satur­day at the Moss­man Shire Hall from 9am un­til to 2pm.

The pres­i­dent of the Dou­glas Or­chid So­ci­ety, Ron Sav­age, said ev­ery­one is wel­come to come along (it’s free en­try) and dis­cuss any as­pect of the flow­ers or how to grow them.

“There will be a num­ber of orchids and trop­i­cal plants set out on ta­bles for peo­ple to view or to buy,” Mr Sav­age said.

“And they are wel­come to dis­cuss any is­sue about grow­ing orchids with my­self or any other mem­ber of the So­ci­ety and peo­ple com­ing along will be able to buy these ex­otic flow­ers too.”

On dis­play will be pot­ted orchids in flower along with flo­ral art and a cut flower dis­play.

“We try to break the flow­ers up into var­i­ous sec­tions and species but we never know what, or how many we are go­ing to get, un­til our mem­bers come in with their plants,” Mr Sav­age said.

“I aim for a min­i­mum of 80 to 100 plants so plants on dis­play will be well over 100, in­clud­ing cut flow­ers and flo­ral art.

“But it will be cer­tainly be worth com­ing along.”

Ready to rum­ble: Firie Por­sha Tyrrell is ready to com­pete in the com­pe­ti­tion

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

Or­chid lovers: Dawn Bur­rows, Les­lie Ron­ald­son and Jan Mcbain

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