Alma still in full bloom

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Opinion -­mu­ni­ d474307

EVEN at 103, Alma Har­ris still loves roses.

The Como res­i­dent will be among the peo­ple show­ing off their finest flow­ers at the South Perth Com­mu­nity Cen­tre for the Rose So­ci­ety of WA’s an­nual spring show this week­end.

She said she had been a mem­ber of the so­ci­ety for 20 years af­ter mov­ing from Dal­wallinu to Perth.

The Oc­to­ber 7-8 event will fea­ture flow­ers grown in gar­dens across Perth, in­clud­ing flo­ral art dis­plays and her­itage roses.

So­ci­ety vice-pres­i­dent Sandy Bev­er­ley said re­cent rain had helped im­mensely, with many flow­ers in bud and some va­ri­eties open­ing sooner than oth­ers.

“The hall will be full,” she said.

Her favourite is a rose called ‘per­fect mo­ment’.

“It’s a most spec­tac­u­lar rose. It starts off red, then it goes or­ange then yel­low then it goes black all the way around,” she said.

Spring show vis­i­tors can buy bushes, small plants, pots of colour, gifts, rose-re­lated mer­chan­dise, home­made morn­ing and af­ter­noon teas, and raf­fle tick­ets.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

WHAT: WHO: WHERE: EN­TRY: Alma Har­ris with her roses.

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