My friend Janet drove me to the Northern Beaches today to see yet another orchid show. I’d imagined a backdrop of the ocean but no, the exhibition was inside one of the events room where they usually stage cabarets. At least there were no poker machines in sight, not that I was not mindful of the people in there gambling their livelihood, if not their lives, away.
First things first; I had brought with me a sick orchid for diagnosis and advice. The gentleman who took a look at it suggested surgical removal of a spot (possibly fungal) on the leaf and gave me some general advice regarding its care.
There were some good looking paphiopedilums at the exhibition but truth to tell, I think mine compares well even if the judges won’t agree :)
Janet was determined to blend in with the orchids:
Next to the grand champion is this fabulous Dockrillia but the colour was nigh impossible to photograph well:
Others that took my eye at the show: