Mavis Jones was the bloom on the rose on Saturday as the life and founding member of the Kaikoura Garden Club claimed the lion’s share at the annual Rose Show. And it was her birthday. Dorothy Seddon presided over the presentation of an array of historic cups and trophies, bearing the names of illustrious gardeners and aficionados of blooms past.
Jones said she had been a bit worried about everyone else’s gardens after the strong winds the town had experienced in the last few weeks.
‘‘My garden was fine though. It was too late for some of the blooms; they were a bit past their best.
‘‘ It’s been a good season, though perhaps not as good as last year,’’ she said. Rose Show awards winners: Dorrie Mackle Vase: For displaying Premier Bloom. Presented with the Marjorie Young Cup and Ribbon : For Premier Bloom – Mavis Jones
Marlborough Rose Society Bud Vase: Most points for Roses (not miniatures) – Mavis Jones
Fowler Trophy and ribbon: Premier Florabunda Stem – Mavis Jones
Premier Bloom Ribbon for Miniature Roses. Presented with the Andrew Pope Cup for Champion Miniature – Penny Wareham Trish Chaney Cup. Most points Miniatures – Joan Wareham
KCC Cup Most points Cut flowers – Phillipa Holstein
Premier Cut Flower ribbon – Julie Syme
Maureen Hampton Vase: Novice floral art Jo Flint
Pat Old Trophy Open Floral Art Doreen Tomlin
Harris Cup for Fruit and Vegetables; Graham Calvert Children’s Section 1 Bella Smith 2 Charlotte Addis 3 Amelia Rae
In bloom: Mavis Jones took the lion’s share of the spoils at the Kaikoura Rose Show on Saturday.
Young showing: Charlotte Addis came second overall in the children’s section with her pebble garden, weed collection and flower ornament.