Popped back to the show this afternoon – and had a lovely surprise waiting for me. Second prize in the Cattleya section! And with my first-ever entry in an orchid show!! Couldn’t stop smiling. So here is SLC Coastal Gold ‘Geyser Gold’ (the SLC stands for Sophrolaeliocattleya, from Sophronitis, Laelia and Cattleya, its parent genera).
But the main event, naturally, was the champions’ table:
Tauranga Orchid Society meets once a month on a Tuesday evening in the Wesley Church hall in 13th Ave, contact is Natalie Simmonds, phone 07 543 0847. The BOP Orchid Society meets once a month on a Sunday afternoon in Te Puke, contact is Elizabeth Bailey, phone 07 578 6569. It’s perfectly admissible to belong to both!