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June Meeting

posted Jun 22, 2015, 5:03 AM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Jun 22, 2015, 5:04 AM ]
June Meeting

         Norm Garrety

         Meng Yeap

Helen Fearn-Wannan  
                                         Tuesday 16th June
                         Topic - Terrariums
                     Presenter - Norm Garrety

The topic of the day was Terrariums and our speaker, Norm Garrety, gave us a wonderfully insightful talk. Norm's primary interest is in growing Begonias which grow well in terrariums, but he also gave us ideas for many other plants as well. For best results you should use plants which need a high humidity environment, therefore terrariums are ideal for growing African Violets, Cacti, small Ferns and Succulents. Plants require light but no direct sunlight as it will "cook" the plants so you must provide the terrarium with reasonable shade. Norm spoke to us about how to select the right container size, where to source the containers and how to decorate the terrariums using things such as pebbles and sea shells. The members were left very enthused about creating their own terrariums. Thank you Norm for a very informative and enjoyable talk on a very attractive topic.

                    The Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)

This month's winner was Meng Yeap for a splendid specimen of the "Bob Hope" Camellia. The judges were suitably impressed with it's large size and beautiful colour - Congratulations Meng - well done!

                                    Popular Vote Award

Helen Fearn-Wannan took out the Popular Vote Award this month with a beautiful display of African Violets. They were deep burgundy in colour with pretty white edging. The members were very taken by Helen's exhibit. Congratulations! 

       from Show Bench

          Bob Hope Camellia

               African Violet