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Merry Christmas 2017

Yesterday’s annual Tauranga Orchid Society Christmas lunch was a chance for a good chinwag on a gloriously fine day at Te Puna Quarry Park. Thirty-five members enjoyed a potluck lunch with barbecue sausages cooked by Barry and then a fun … Continue reading

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Orchid news

Palmerston North is to be the venue for the next New Zealand Orchid Expo in September 2019, jointly hosted by the Manawatu and Hawke’s Bay societies. Well done them! The good news was released this morning by the Orchid Council … Continue reading

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Bouquet fit for a princess

November 20 marks the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip – and to mark the occasion we’re going to look back at the 1947 wedding bouquet of the then Princess Elizabeth. Martin Longman, a London florist, … Continue reading

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Orchid Fancier: Nero Wolfe

American crime writer Rex Stout (1886-1975) penned a series of books featuring the overweight and eccentric New York private detective Nero Wolfe, a dedicated orchid grower with 10,000 plants in growing rooms on the rooftop of his brownstone building. He … Continue reading

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Photos from the show: Layout

A day’s hard work on site – and several offsite – by many Tauranga Orchid Society members paid off with a show that has received a great many compliments and created  smiles for visitors. Here are some photos of what … Continue reading

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Photos from the show: Flowers

Better late than never – first, I was recovering from the show and feeling like I’d seen quite enough orchids for the time being, thank you; second, the day job has been a bit busy … Still, here we are … Continue reading

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Tauranga champions 2017

The Tauranga Orchid Show is proving a great success – so many people have said they’re smiling all the way round the Alice in Orchidland display, which is beautifully supported by displays from the BOP Orchid Society, Whangarei Orchid Society, … Continue reading

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