An even big­ger and bet­ter show

The Northland Age - - Local News -

The Man­gonui Gar­den Club’s 2019 flower and vegetable show was even more suc­cess­ful than last year’s in­au­gu­ral event, with more en­tries, filling the Doubt­less Bay St John hall with colour­ful ar­range­ments in teapots, dahlias, a mass of hi­bis­cus, roses and other blooms, not to men­tion the veg­eta­bles.

As usual there was plenty of food avail­able, pro­vided by club mem­bers, and a sales ta­ble cov­ered in plants, cakes, bis­cuits and pro­duce. The raf­fle ta­ble was bet­ter than ever too, thanks to the gen­eros­ity of busi­ness peo­ple from all around the Far North. There was also a silent raf­fle for a gi­ant pink An­thurium plant.

Lo­cals were there sell­ing gifts, olive oil, olive oil and laven­der prod­ucts, while ex­hibits from the Doubt­less Bay Em­broi­dery Guild and the Doubt­less Bay Flo­ral Art Club added to the dis­play.

Mean­while the win­ners were as fol­lows.

Roses: full bloom — Wendy Wy­att. Per­fume — Chris O’Con­nor. Vase — Bev Rouse.

Dahlias: medium dec­o­ra­tive — An­nette Stan­ford. Pom pom — An­nette Stan­ford. Medium cac­tus — Chris O’Con­nor.

Cut flow­ers: vase of mixed flow­ers in a tea or cof­fee pot — Dianne Simp­son. Hi­bis­cus sin­gle stem — Chris O’Con­nor. Minia­ture ar­range­ment — Fran Par­son­age. Suc­cu­lents/cacti/bromeli­ads: suc­cu­lent — Fran Par­son­age. Cacti — Iris Moore. Bromeli­ads — Fran Par­son­age. Veg­eta­bles: green leaf (whole plant) — Dianne Simp­son. Legumes — An­nette Stan­ford. Gourds — Roger Hall The day was so suc­cess­ful that once again the club planned to make a size­able do­na­tion to a char­ity or or­gan­i­sa­tion yet to be de­cided. Last year’s ben­e­fi­cia­ries were the Man­gonui Fire Bri­gade and Doubt­less Bay St John.

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The Man­gonui Gar­den Club’s flower show once again filled the Doubt­less Bay St John hall with colour.

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