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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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Pre-show publicity: Conrad Coenen

Tauranga Orchid Show September 22-24 (Friday-Sunday), 10am-4pm daily Tauranga Racecourse, Greerton $3 entry (under-12 free) Although orchid growers ‘invariably’ kill a few plants they should chalk it up as part of the learning process, according to Tauranga Orchid Society president … Continue reading

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Here comes our show!

Please join us at Alice in Orchidland The adventurous orchid show at Tauranga 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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