Spring flowers on show

STUNNING flowers and intricate bonsai trees were on show in Maryborough last week when the Spring Spectacular and Flower Show opened at City Hall.

The floral event saw florists and gardeners from across the Fraser Coast bring out their best and brightest plants for the show.

Maryborough Horticultural Society president Joy Duke said entry numbers were up from last year in all categories.

"There was a lovely display of ikebana," Mrs Duke said. "And as the orchids are in flower right now, we also had a lot of entries with those."

Orchid-lovers will soon flock to St Paul's Memorial Hall in the Heritage City, for yet another display of spring flowers.

The annual orchid show will showcase plants from throughout the region from September 20 to 22, with gardeners from as far away as Bundaberg and Gympie expected to attend.

Maryborough District Orchid Society spokeswoman Narelle Hoffmann said this year's show would be a great chance for people to learn about orchids and their care. She said members would answer questions and there would be a potting presentation.



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