Monday, 18 October 2010

Blueskin Garden Club (column)

By Lyn Hastie

A record number of entries was received for September's highly
successful spring flower show, organised by the Blueskin Garden Club.
There were nearly 950 entries - 259 from children from Waitati,
Warrington and Karitane Schools, and Blueskin and Warrington
Playcentres.

Daffodils were the most popular flower with 262 entered in the various
classes. Despite unseasonably cold weather in the lead-up to the show,
there were 89 bulb entries, 111 cut flowers, 91 shrubs and 59 floral
art entries. Records were also broken in the men's section with 13
entries received.

Trophy winners were:
Child - Andrea van Turnhout (most points)
Child best exhibit - Seth Hudson
Family most points - Rainbow Family
Shrub - Daphne Henderson
Individual most points - Daphne Henderson
Best bloom - Deborah Cracknell
Best exhibit - Ann Fitzgerald
Floral Art - Eunice Hoogsteden.

The Club thanks the community for taking part and attending the show
in such good numbers.

Our next meeting is a garden visit to the Secret Garden on Porteous
Road, Warrington on Thursday 11 November at 6.30pm. Please meet at the
bus stop on Coast Road (bottom of Porteous Road). Afterwards there
will be a short meeting and a shared supper at the home of one of our
members (tba). All welcome.

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