Orchid show colours
THE Douglas Orchid Society show in Mossman on Saturday was popular once again. In all 117 potted orchids were on show, along with 28 floral art arrangements and 20 cut flowers.
Club president Ron Savage said it was a successful show with good visitor attendance despite the early rain. The Mossman State High School Band, conducted by Jenny Guyatt, was followed by Linda Irvine on Piano.
Judging results: Champion Orchid – Cristine Castle. Reserve Champion Orchid – Joan Gray. Best Specimen Orchid – Joan Gray. Best Australian Native Orchid – Trevor Ford. Champion Floral Art Open Class – Cathy Ford. Reserve Champion Floral Art Open Class – Dawn Burrow. Champion Floral Art Novice Class - Leslie-ann Ronaldson. Reserve Champion Floral Art Novice Class – Cristine Castle.
The next orchid display will be on May 20-22 at the Port Douglas Community Centre as part of Carnivale.
DOS’s next meeting will be a buying trip on the June 12.
Sheryll Burchill and Leanne Emmitt