Orchid auction / Brian Enticott

Tauranga Orchid Society is hosting its popular annual auction on Tuesday (February 21) starting at 7pm at Wesley Church Hall, 13th Avenue, Tauranga. Everyone is welcome – you don’t have to be a member to come along and bid on plants – please note that payment is by cash only. On arrival please go and see Natalie at the ‘paperwork table’ for a number to be used when bidding.

The auction is a great chance to pick up real bargains, and a fun event. As well as plenty of orchids there are always some other plants on offer too, such as bromeliads, ferns, old-fashioned begonias and so on. My thriving Cuphea came from last year’s auction and has been a splendid food source for bees and bumblebees right through last winter – and cost me the grand sum of $2!

There’s no entry charge for non-members and supper is included.

Longtime Tauranga Orchid Society member Brian Enticott has been good enough to share his orchid story and that has been posted on the Orchid Stories page, or click the link above to go directly to it. Thanks so much to Brian for agreeing to be part of this collection.

If anyone has an orchid story they’d like to share – about themselves or a special plant – please let me know.

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