Oberon Garden Club | Chillies, cyclamen and conifer

LEARNING: Garden Club member Denise Brien learns the finer points of potting a bonsai plant from expert Elaine Sparrow, guest speaker at the June club meeting.

LEARNING: Garden Club member Denise Brien learns the finer points of potting a bonsai plant from expert Elaine Sparrow, guest speaker at the June club meeting.

WHAT an enjoyable time everyone had at last month's meeting when Elaine Sparrow demonstrated how to get started with creating a bonsai. She was most entertaining and very knowledgeable, with various members taking advantage of her expertise to ask questions. 

There were some interesting items on display on the OGY (Oberon Gardener of the Year) table too, despite it being winter.

Margaret Jones had a wonderful big pot of small cyclamen. Nancy Brown brought some hydrangeas that had turned to russet and burgundy tones for the winter, and Julie Huey presented the most wonderful display of home-grown chillies of all shapes and sizes and degrees of hotness.

Melanie Lawson, a new member, brought along a mystery piece of conifer, which remained a mystery despite our best efforts. We encourage more members to bring something along each meeting.

You never know what treasures you will find if you only look, and after all the votes are tallied at the end of the year, you never know who will win.

This month, on Monday, July 16, our speaker will be John Parsonage from Blue Mountains Zone. He will talk to us about his garden-focused trip to China illustrated by slides.

Morning tea starts at 9.30am with the talk at 10am, followed by the usual lunch of soup and damper. Cost $6 for those not supplying food. Inquiries to Nancy on 6336 1225.