Spring orchid show
Ron Burns from the Lismore Garden Club believes no-one would argue against the claim that orchids are the most exotic and beautiful flowers known to man. And now is the best time to see them in their full glory.
The Lismore Orchid Society Spring Show is on this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 17-19, at Lismore Centro Shopping Centre.
“A tremendous range of Australian native orchids, exotic species and hybrids will be featured and spring is definitely the best time to witness the incredible beauty of flowering orchids,” Ron said. “Native varieties put on a spectacular display in spring, especially the Dendrobium speciosum or king orchid with white, cream or yellow flowers. Exhibits will also include many exotic species including oncidiums, cattleyas, phalaenopsis and cymbidiums.”
Ron said many keen gardeners get put off with the mistaken impression that orchids are hard to grow. He says the opposite is in fact true - if you can grow a pot plant there are many varieties of orchids that will grow just as easily.
There will be a big selection of orchids for sale at the show, plus Lismore Orchid Society members will be on hand to advise you on the best plants to suit your needs and how to care for them so they bring you a colourful display.