Not just roses at an­nual show


Flow­ers fes­tooned the Pa­p­atawa Hall on Mon­day Novem­ber 19 when the Pa­p­atawa Gar­den Club held its an­nual rose show.

While the of­fi­cial ti­tle was rose show there were blooms of every type, and the cham­pion bloom was ac­tu­ally a glad­i­oli grown by Shirley Boy­den.

There were or­chids, pop­pies, glad­i­oli, rhodo­den­drons, irises, red hot pok­ers and added to the dis­play were dec­o­ra­tive gar­dens and other flo­ral fea­tures.

These did not take away from the roses which re­flected a good grow­ing sea­son de­spite the re­cent wind.

Dawn Smith grew the Cham­pion Rose, which won best Dec­o­ra­tive Bloom and Best Three Blooms as well.

She won the prize for most points over­all.

A dis­play of roses de­spite re­cent gales.

Winners of the Pa­p­atawa Rose Show for 2018. From Left: Shirley Boy­den, Kay Ball, Mar­i­lyn Blatch­ford, Dawn Smith, Mar­garet Cooper, Rona Squires and Betty Clap­per­ton.

Dawn Smith holds her Cham­pion rose.

Cham­pion Bloom — Shirley Boy­den’s glad­i­oli.

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