And the winner is …

Went to the Western Bay of Plenty Camellia Show this afternoon – good number of flowers on show, four new novice exhibitors and plenty of visitors. The organisers were well pleased.


Best in Show: Frank Houser Variegated, shown by Bill Anderson of Bayfair. Photo: Sandra Simpson

Bill Anderson, who won champion boom, has been involved with camellia showing for four years and likes the plants for their winter colour. Although he’s growing at what is part of Mount Maunganui, Bill says his soil is good as the Bayfair estate is on former farmland. He, and several others from the local society, are heading to Auckland at the end of this coming week for the national competition.

Bill got his Frank Houser Variegated from Lennard Nurseries (see the story below), “the only place that has it”, he says.

Western BOP Camellia Society show results:

Champion Bloom: Frank Houser Variegated (Bill Anderson).
Best Reticulated: Frank Houser Variegated (Bill Anderson).
Best Japonica: Moshio (M and L Mangos).
Best Hybrid: Spring Daze (M and L Mangos).
Best Small: Sweet Emily Kate (Jill Gray).
Best Mini: Fragrant Joy (Ailsa James).
Best Novice: Dr Quattlebaum (R McLean).
Most Points, Reticulated & Hybrid: Ailsa James.
Most Points, Japonica: Caroll Anderton.
Overall Most Points: M and L Mangos.


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