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Learn the tips to growing perfect orchids
I love orchids and was fortunate enough to have a couple of varieties growing in my garden when I bought my house some years ago. Some say orchids are hard to grow but honestly I have not done much to them each year and yet they still bloom for me. I have, however, learnt that if you move them and they are not flowering, move them back to their original place as there was a reason why they liked that area.
Orchids are often purchased as a gift as their flowers are long lasting and many brides choose them in their bouquets as their lustre remains for the whole event and days to come. Again, some people have a shadehouse just for their orchids but they do equally as well in a protected area with filtered sunlight.
On the weekend of 26 to 27 August, 2017, the North Brisbane Orchid Society Inc will be holding their annual Spring Show at the Auditorium of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. This is an opportunity to purchase a variety of quality orchids in various shades. Other potted plants will also be available for purchase along with fertilizers, potting mixes, garden pots and second hand books on orchid culture and gardening techniques.
Photo Courtesy of North Brisbane Orchid Society
A grower will be on hand throughout both days to give potting demonstrations and expert advice on when to pot, what size of pot to use etc. Have all your questions ready for valuable answers. A raffle, which contains a very large box of orchids, will be drawn on Sunday afternoon and would be an orchid enthusiast's dream to win. Proceeds from the raffle go to the North Brisbane Orchid Society Inc.
Light refreshments and Devonshire tea will be served on both days, but if you cannot stay for that, why not buy a cake, sweets or a bottle of jam from the North Brisbane Orchid Society's art and craft stall.
Each day opens at 8.30am but closes at 4.00pm on Saturday and 3.00pm on Sunday. Entry fee to the event is $4.00 for adults with free admission for children under fourteen years. The venue is wheel-chair friendly. More information on the event can be located on the Visit Brisbane website, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 3204 6324.
Hi Susan Bowes
This is Rosa Muellegger PR officer for the North Brisbane Orchid Soc. and vice president. I would like to thank you sincerely for writing our article for our show. It is magnificient and informative. I sort of lost hope about anybody running the ad for us. On behalf of myslelf and our orchid club I cannot thank you enough, much appreciated and it will help make our once a year show a success our elderly members will be so happy. Thanks again and have a nice day.