Australian Native Show 2012

12 January 2013

The Sapphire Coast Orchid Club’s Australian Native Orchid and Bonsai show, held on the 2nd and 3rd November at Twyford Hall, presented a wonderful opportunity to see the dainty Sarcochilus Orchids which are the feature of the Show. They were complimented by a variety of exotic orchids, and an impressive display of Bosai by renowned grower David Hof. David was on hand throughout the show to explain the art of growing Bonsai.

Grand Champion Sarcanthinae Orchid was Sarc Judith Yvonne x Sarc Zoe Crimson, grown by Joy and Alf Rizzetti of Tura Beach. The plant carried 2 racemes of perfect pink and white flowers with a yellow lip. This orchid was also awarded Champion Sarcanthinae Hybrid.

Champion Sarcanthinae Species orchid was awarded to Shirley Bedingfield from Merimbula. Her Sarc fitzgeraldii carried 5 racemes of white flowers with a pink speckled centre. As winner of the pointscore, Shirley also won the Bev & George Parker Perpetual Trophy.

Champion Sarcanthinae Specimen was awarded to Lorna Kerr from Tura Beach, for her lovely white Sarc Fitzhart x Sarc Susan Surprise. Bob and Muriel Bell from Eden won Champion Any Other Orchid for their Cymbidium Mad Magic ‘Amber’.

Jeff Knox from Merimbula won Champion Novice with his very well presented softcane Dendrobium, and Patrick Rizzetti from Tura Beach was awarded Champion Junior for his Masdevallia Copper Angel.

The Sapphire Coast Orchid Club would like to especially thank the staff at the Pambula and District Community Bank Branch, Bendigo Bank, for their generous support of our show. Thank you also to all exhibitors and helpers who made this show a success.

© 2013 Ulli Cliff