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Here comes our show!

Please join us at Alice in Orchidland The adventurous orchid show at Greerton Racecourse Massed display of flowering plants Plants for sale Potting demonstrations Growing advice Raffles Cafe Free parking September 22-24, 10am-4pm daily $3 entry (under 12 free) Plant … Continue reading

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Knowing your roots!

Fourteen members and 2 visitors (with close club connections) gathered at Conrad’s on Sunday, August 6 for a new-grower workshop. What did we learn? The main message, no matter what type of orchid, is: If there’s a problem, tip the … Continue reading

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New grower success

If there’s one thing we know about Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann ‘Buckleberry’  is that it’s hard to flower – ‘grows well’, everyone always says when yet another plant is offered at the annual auction, ‘but difficult to flower’. So exciting news from … Continue reading

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Eaten to extinction

If you were at the June evening meeting you may have heard Conrad mention the food ingredient salep when he was giving his talk and demonstration about terrestrial orchids. Salep powder is made from orchid tubers and imparts a distinctive flavour and … Continue reading

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Winter Orchids

The Peter Black Conservatory in Palmerston North’s The Esplanade is always worth a visit – beautifully maintained by orchid fancier Brian Adam, which means there are all sorts of interesting bits and pieces to see. Here are some photos from a … Continue reading

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Orchid recognised with award

There was a special presentation at the most recent Tauranga Orchid Society meeting – Helen McDonald, in her capacity as chairperson of the Bay of Plenty Orchid Judging Group, presented Brian Enticott with a certificate from the Orchid Council of … Continue reading

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Vale Natalie Simmonds

It is with great sadness that we record the death of Tauranga Orchid Society stalwart Natalie Simmonds on Tuesday, May 30. Natalie had stepped down as the society’s secretary only at the AGM in April, having served the society faithfully and with … Continue reading

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