POTTED COLOUR: Ann Steadman of the Childers & Isis District Orchid Society with Biggenden MPHS residents Nell Bargenquast, Ev Jacobi and Eunice Jarvis admire the orchids.
POTTED COLOUR: Ann Steadman of the Childers & Isis District Orchid Society with Biggenden MPHS residents Nell Bargenquast, Ev Jacobi and Eunice Jarvis admire the orchids. Erica Murree

Blooming beautiful day for orchid club

CHILDERS and Isis District Orchid Society members bundled up their colourful blooms and travelled down the Isis Highway for a morning with the Biggenden MPHS residents.

Orchid Society member Ann Steadman said there were more members planning on coming but they had other commitments.

"But they did send some of their orchids along,” she said.

Biggenden MPHS recreational officer Michelle Kinbacher said when she entered the residents entries in the Childers Show what caught her eye was the orchids.

"Thinking how much the residents enjoy their gardening I decided to ask would the group be interested in coming across to Biggenden,” she said.

Mrs Kinbacher said the Orchid Society was understanding of how difficult it was for elderly residents to get out and about.

"The happiness (on the day was) just amazing,” she said.

Ian and Gloria Haaskma explained to the residents how to grow orchids.

"You don't grow orchids in dirt as they need plenty of aid movement around the roots,” Mr Haaskma said.

"By dividing up your orchids this is how your collection grows.

"Then you have to build another greenhouse.”


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