Just back from the first day of the BOP Orchid Society Show in Te Puke – beautiful flowers and plenty of plants for sale. It was great to bump into people I know from Rotorua, Tauranga and Katikati, all enjoying the beautiful blooms.
The Grand champion and Reserve champion plant will be named tomorrow morning but in the meantime, here are a few photos of the plants on display. As well as a display by the BOP Orchid Society, there are also stands from the Tauranga Orchid Society, the Whangarei Orchid Society, Leroy Orchids (Auckland) and Carl Christensen (Napier).
The show is in the War Memorial Hall in Te Puke’s main street and is open from 10am to 4pm with a $3 entry charge (under 12 free).
Popped back to the Bay of Plenty Orchid Society Show – delighted to learn that the Tauranga Orchid Society stand had won first prize and that a plant grown by Tauranga member Brian Enticott was judged Grand Champion of the show.
Reserve champion was a vibrant Dendrobium Jairak ‘Ruby’ grown by Richard Christensen of Napier. Unfortunately, the photo doesn’t do justice to the colour of the flowers which was both richer and darker.