Spring Show September 2022

The Annual Spring Show was held at The Genesis Christian College at Bray Park on 24th and 25th September.

There were 95 plants and photos entered in the competition. They were judged by two groups of judges guided by chief judge Peter Ball.

Plants were awarded an Award of Merit, and by scoring 95 to 100 points got a Purple ribbon. Those scoring 90 to 94 points got a Blue Ribbon, and a Red Ribbon was given to those with 85 to 89 points. 

  • 624 people came through the door over two days.
  • 6 new members joined our society. 
  • 29 people sold plants,
  • 4113 plants and items were sold.
  • John Williamson was Show Convener assisted by many volunteers.

This report was prepared by Maxim Wilson.

Nigel Thompson  won Champion Bromeliad of Show
with Quesnelia alvimii and wins
the Olwyn Ferris Trophy presented by President Pam Butler.

Champion Bromeliad of Show was Quesnelia alvimii:

Tillandsia xerographica won Reserve Champion of Show entered by Maxim Wilson:

Best Bromelioideae was won by Neoregelia 'Mai Golden Child':

Nigel Thompson's plant Neoregelia ‘Mai Golden Child’.

Pam Butler was Awarded The Rolley Reilly Trophy for Best Tillandsioideae which was Catopsis ‘Emily’:

Catopsis 'Emily'

Best Pitcairnioideae was Dyckia ‘Yellow Glow’:

This wins The Ruth Wilson Trophy for John Williamson:

Cryptanthus 'Thriller' by Barbara McCune won
the Bob Paulsen Trophy for Best Cryptanthus:

Cryptanthus 'Thriller's Best Cryptanthus':

Deuterocohnia brevifolia won Best Species for Barbara McCune:

Deuterocohnia brevifolia won Best Species:

The President’s Award was won by Mal and Michelle Cameron with Vriesea 'Fantasia':

Vriesea 'Fantasia':

Some entries onto the Photography section:
Tillandsia capitata Peach by Gilda Trudu:

Tillandsia ionantha by Alfonso Trudu:

Entry by Dion 

Brom Society of Queensland Display was supervised by Denise Ball with several helpers. Thanks to members who contributed plants;


Notable plants won Awards of Merit:
Orthophytum 'Roberto Menescal' by Christine Malone;

Tillandsia 'Marvellous Masterpiece' by Nigel Thompson won an Award  of Merit:

Vriesea 'Heaven Sent’ by Michelle Cameron won an Award of Merit:

Vriesea 'Marshmallow' by Nigel Thompson won an Award of Merit;

Neoregelia 'Linda Cathcart' by Denise Ball won an Award of Merit:

Neoregelia 'Emma’s Jewel' by Robynne Stephenson
won an Award of Merit:

Gary May shows how to attach bromeliads to a tree trunk:

Photo of the sales area:

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