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