By James Wall.
Last night I was privileged to visit the Springvale Garden Club’s monthly meeting. If you don’t think much is going on in the garden in May, then have a look at the plethora of entries that the judge had to sift through last night.
Not only was the number of categories impressive, but the little signs were also very cool.
These photos were taken during judging, so not all the first prizes had been awarded. You be the judge yourself, and decide what you like:
The flower of the month was of course yellow. The vireya rhododendron on the left therefore could not qualify as it contained some orange.
Those japanese mandarins were massive and the raspberries tasted sweet as (I was fortunate to get a couple later on).
Chives, parsley and garlic chives made up the herb section.
There was some amazing floristry done, including the all natural boat below that was made in the end of a palm frond.
These specimens were looking pretty good !
The pot plants of cacti and succulents were interesting as were the pot plants of foliage below.
The flowering shrubs and berries were colourful, and the superb grevillea ‘Apricot Glow’ on the right took out first prize.
A close up of an interesting zygopetalum orchid.
The competion in the cut flowers category was tight, but the freshly flowered bromeliad took out he award. See the close up below.
We finish with the table that created a lot of interest and it was of course called ‘Something Of Interest’. What you do is bring along something that you know what it is, and you educate other people. What a great idea. Thanks for all these photos goes out to the members of the Springvale Garden Club, May meeting 2016.
Gloriosa Lily Seed Pod
Hippeastrum seed pod - red
Scarlet runner bean seeds
Gumnut in stages.