Some pictures from our Dahlia Show Top left. Rae Wiessel Champion Novice Floral Art. First time exhibitor. Bottom Left. Kelvin Smith playing the piano in the background. Hobart Horticultural Society Inc From the President, Hello everyone in our very strange times! I do hope you all keep safe and well. For the protection of our HH Society and its members and following Government guidelines all Society Committee and Section meetings are cancelled until further notice. We will re assess the situation at the end of April but I suspect meetings may be cancelled during May as well. Thank you to all who participated in our Dahlia and Floral Art show at the Town Hall. How lucky were we to even be able to hold it! Sadly the Section’s show at Sandy Bay could not go ahead but I am sure all their hard work will come to fruition next year. Congratulations to Brian and Karol Smith with their wonderful winning exhibits - full results will be published in the next Journal (May). Raffle prizes were won by Diane (08343), Helen Lindsay (08299) and Norma Gordon (08274). The show was enhanced by pianists of varying ages who entertained us while raising money for ‘Madame Butterflies’ Relay Team (Cancer Council of Tasmania) Thank you all.
sent a photo of her revamp of a tired garden bed and replace tubs all were suffering after the drought and new wood chip mulch
AS more people spend their days at home, gardening is fast becoming the activity of
choice to maintain mental health. Isolation coupled with recent job losses created problems for mental health. Nurseries are fast selling out of herbs, citrus, blueberries and seedlings. Let us know how you are spending your time and achievements. Send in a picture of your ideas, and achievements. Before and after pictures, maybe do a flower arrangement. Send them to hobar[email protected] Or facebook Hobart Horticultural Society.
In 1980, The Oregon Bulb Farm released a strain of pendant Asiatic called 'Harlequin Strain'. A
beautiful, dainty, slightly holographic floret, carrying 20-30 blooms in a Christmas tree effect. Colours
in the strain ranged, from red, peach, orange, pink, yellow & white, with unique fine peppered
spotting, throughout the face of the bloom. That was 40 years ago, & in that time, the strain has
disappeared, throughout America. As luck would have it , the strain still exists in large quantity, here
in Tasmania & has been used for breeding, by a small group of Lilium growers. Scott Bell & myself ,
took it upon ourselves to do same colour inter crosses this year, with the aim of replenishing The
United States growers ,with interest from Ireland & England as well. The seed harvest is not over here
yet, but I already have about 5-600 seed count to send to growers . It feels good to be able to