Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Floral Art

The NSW Floral Art Association are hosting floral art Demonstrations, Workshops and Competitions from Thursday 2nd Nov - Sat 4th Nov at Gladstone. 

Renowned floral artist, Judith Little will be giving demonstrations and workshops. Judith has been involved in Floral Art for many years, she is a member of the Queensland Floral Art Society and is currently their Judges Convenor. Judith is also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society of NSW and the NSW Floral Art Association. Judith has studied under Mark Pampling for four years at TAFE in Queensland and is a qualified RHS and NSW Floral Art Judge. She has competed successfully Nationally and Internationally in competitions.

This might be a fantastic opportunity to meet members of the NSW Floral Art Association and learn more about the group as well as see some stunning creations and perhaps even compete yourself! This event is a must for anyone who is at all interested in floral art.

Registration & Class entries no later than Friday 27th October would be appreciated.

Please send Registration & Class entries to:
Ray Bradley,   (T)   02 4861 4090   (E)   rbb1945@bigpond.net.au

Mary 0419 466 751 maryswee45@gmail.com
Anne Deveridge 6566 5233 stananne@bigpond.net.au   
Anne Kennedy 6565 0153 capeview@westnet.com.au

Members and visitors are invited to attend
on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November 2017
  at Gladstone Hall, 5, Kinchela St, Gladstone NSW

“Floral Magic on the Mighty Macleay”

THURSDAY 2nd November
2pm - 6pm       Staging of classes 1-6
5.30pm            NSWFAA Judges meeting
6pm                 Welcome BBQ at Memorial Park – walking distance – opposite the Hall next to the 
                         Macleay River              

FRIDAY 3rd November
7am – 8.30am  Staging of classes 1-2-3-4-5-6 (all classes 70cm bench width and height unlimited))
                        (except class 4 – floor space allowed 1 metre – height unlimited)
Judging will commence at 8.45am

Class 1            Bridging the Gap
Class 2            Free Form – AFAA Design Style Page 50 **see notes Rule 18 below**
Class 3            Rustique
***Class 4      Minimal Materials for Maximum Effect.
Floor space allowed 1 metre - height unlimited.  May be exhibited by 1 or 2 people. Please supply own staging. This class is limited to the first 6 entries.

Class 5            Culinary Capers        
Class 6            What a Load of Rubbish

 9.30 - 10.00    Morning Tea  
10.00 - 10.15   Opening and Welcome by NSWFAA President
10.15 - 12.15   Workshop with Judith Little
12.30 – 1.00    Judges comments/analysis of exhibits
  1.00 -  2.00    Lunch  
  2.15 -  3.15    Fun Impose – with members and friends. To be staged and judged by popular vote on
  3.30 - 4.30     NSWFAA General Meeting
                        If time permits - Staging Classes 7-11    
  Exhibits may be removed at 3.30pm, or remain on display for Saturday.  Exhibitors are requested to check with the Committee before removing their exhibits.
  5.30pm          Garden visit to Anne Deveridge’s garden at 41 Cooper St, South West Rocks -                                      followed by a
  6.30pm          Friendship Buffet - Please BYO drinks – food will be supplied.      

SATURDAY 4th November
7.00 – 8.30 Staging of classes 7 –11 (all classes 70cm bench width - height unlimited - excepting class 8)
Judging will commence at 8.45am

Class 7                Fascinating Forms
Class 8                Elongated – bench width 80cm- height unlimited 
Class 9                Weaving Ways        

Class 10              Treasure/s of the Earth
Class 11              Beach Combing

10.00               Opening and Welcome by NSWFAA President
10.15 - 11.45   Demonstration by Judith Little
12.15 - 12.45   Competition hints/Class Interpretations/Q&A

Followed by Judges comments/analysis of exhibits

1.00 - 2.30       Lunch
2.30                 Close

Registration & Class entries no later than Friday 27th October would be appreciated.
Please send Registration & Class entries to:
Ray Bradley,   (T)   02 4861 4090   (E)   rbb1945@bigpond.net.au
Enquiries: Mary 0419 466 751 maryswee45@gmail.com Anne Deveridge 6566 5233 stananne@bigpond.net.au   Anne Kennedy 6565 0153 capeview@westnet.com.au

Bench space: Width 70cm Height unlimited except Class4 and Class 8    
All classes have grey material on the bench.   Exhibits may be brought in ready for staging.
All exhibits judged from both front and sides.
Friday registration for Workshop NSWFAA Members - $20  Non Members - $25.
List of workshop materials will be sent on registration.
Daily Morn/Afternoon teas and Lunch $15.00 per day. 
Saturday Morning Demonstration, Morning Tea & lunch - Members - $20 Non Members - $25
Visitors viewing exhibits only – gold coin donation
Friendship Dinner $10 to be paid at Anne’s Garden

1.      An exhibit is made of plant material, with or without accessories, within a space specified in the Show Schedule.
2.      The use of artificial plant material is forbidden.
3.      Fresh plant material must be in water or in water-retaining material unless such material remains turgid throughout the event.
4.      Painted and/or artificially colored plant material may be used.
5.      Plant material must predominate over all other components of the exhibit.
6.      Judges decision is final and no correspondence with be entered into.
7.      Exhibits must be the individual competitor’s own work.
8.      Drapes, bases and accessories may be used.
9.      All class entries to be received by Friday 27th October 2017 to:
Ray Bradley,   (T)   02 4861 4090   (E)   rbb1945@bigpond.net.au
All acceptances will be acknowledged by email/post, with further details where applicable.
10.  Competitors are requested to ensure that no water damages the floor and that worksheets are used on the floor at all times during staging.
11.  Competitors must place own debris in plastic bags and remove the same to designated disposal areas.
12.  NO AEROSOL/SPRAY painting permitted in the venue or environs.
13.  A design must not be changed in any way after it is judged.
14.  NSWFAA does not accept liability for any loss or damage.
15.  Competitors may use own bases and backing in stated staging areas but no attachment to any part of the room.
16.  Exhibits will be marked “Not According to Schedule” if they are out of the Class allotted space.
17.  Judging will be in accordance with the AFAA Manual.
18.  **Free Form AFAA Design Style Page 50 under moderns. A Free Style type of design of continuously flowing lines, actual or implied, with no straight or angular lines in flowers or outline and no stoppage points to arrest the eye movement.  It is of radial construction, of non-geometric shape.  Manipulated material may be used to create an interesting modern outline.  Pointed materials, such as roses, tulips, calla lilies and others with malleable stems are suitable to flow in rhythm with the outline.
19.  The Show Committee reserves the right to take entries past the date stated.
20.  No photographs may be transmitted to electronic media prior to judging.

21.  Competitors should make themselves aware of locally listed Noxious Weeds, Weeds of National significance, National Environmental Alert List Weeds and Water Weeds. Details including Noxious Weeds in the Kempsey Shire can be found at this site.


An iconic tropical tree, the frangipani bears clusters of colourful and usually scented flowers during the warmer months from November to April on the Coffs Coast. The clusters of flowers appear at the end of branches and have a very distinctive fragrance - some more than others. The petals are waxy and the centre of the flower is of a different colour - just like the most common variety which has white flowers with a yellow centre. Most other flowering trees usually bloom for a few days or weeks however, the frangipani flowers look wonderful for months! With flowers ranging from deep crimson to pale pink, white and yellow to orange and seemingly every shade in between there are plenty of varieties to choose from. For more comprehensive detail about the frangipani please  visit this post from January 2017.
There are hundreds to choose from and the following is just a little sample of some beautiful varieties. You can pay serious $$ for some rare frangipani and they are starting to become one of Australia's most popular flowers after roses.

Some Frangipani Favourites:

Black Jack red frangipani
This frangipani has dark foliage and the
flowers are a rich blood red.

Common white frangipani
New flowers emerge light yellow and fade
to a rich cream colour with age and are
highly scented.

Darwin blood red frangipani
The rich crimson colour and unique shape of the
blood red frangipani flowers make a
stunning impact.

Darwin blues frangipani
This is a fairly new frangipani variety and is
scented with lilac to blue petals with
a dark green foliage - one for the collector.

Darwin petite pink frangipani
Petite pink is an evergreen, dwarf frangipani
shrub ideal for hedging and container planting.
Flowers are highly scented with delicate pale
pink to white flowers.

Darwin yellow frangipani
A highly scented flower with a light yellow outer
ridge which turn a deeper yellow toward the centre.

Bali whirl frangipani
This is the world's first double petalled frangipani
and has highly scented flowers and the petals
are bright yellow with white edges (the flowers
have 10 petals).

Little rainbow frangipani
This is a tri-colour frangipani and has scented,
vibrant apricot to orange centred flowers
with white to pink petals.

Tricolour/fruit salad frangipani
This eye catching variety has red and pink
margins a yellow eye with a pink throat.

Pink frangipani
Pink rubra frangipani vary in
colour from pale pinks with a
yellow centre to dark pinks with
an orange centre and the flowers
are highly scented.

Singapore white frangipani
A very popular evergreen frangipani bearing
the much loved white and yellow to orange


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Presentation Award Photos

Please feel free to copy any of your photos and thank you once again for entering the 2017 Spring Garden Competition.

Julie Worland & Jeff Klepzig - Best Roundabout
Cnr Earl & Albany Streets

Julie Worland & Mayor Denise Knight

Coramba Public School 2nd Best Native Garden

Kororo Public School 1st Best Native Garden

St Augustine's Primary 2nd Whole School Garden

Kulai Preschool 1st Whole School Garden

Paul Worland & Sue Harris Best Tourist Accommodation

2nd Sawtell Catholic Care, Whole Garden of hospitals, churches, clubs and commercially operated retirement estates and nursing homes

Paul Worland & Bill Le Page 1st The Lakes Retirement Village Whole Garden
of hospitals, churches, clubs and commercially operated retirement estates
and nursing homes

1st Fresh Dental, Garden of industrial/commercial premises

Steve McGrane & Yvette Smith 2nd Best Garden Feature
'Rainforest Retreat'

Denise & Ken Ferne, 1st Best Garden Feature, Gabion Wall

Steve McGrane & Anita White, 1st New Home/New Garden

Ray Featherstone Highly Commended large vegetable garden

Petra & Rob Clague 2nd Large vegetable garden

Mary Duroux 2nd Small vegetable garden

Betty Durler 1st Small vegetable garden

Pat Smith 2nd Most attractive front garden

Julia Crompton 2nd Garden maintained by disabled person

Anita White 1st Garden maintained by disabled person

John Witten, 2nd Patio, courtyard or balcony garden

Bill Le Page accepting on behalf of Jann Fulton 1st Patio, courtyard or balcony garden

Peter Kimber accepting on behalf of Green Garden Villas
Whole garden of complex operating under a
Body Corporate structure

Julia Crompton 1st Home garden, caravan or relocatable/mobile home

Alfred Jones, Highly Commended, Home garden on rented property

Lynette Barnett, 2nd Home garden on rented property

Mary Duroux, 1st Home garden on rented property

John Witten, 2nd Home garden, maintained by entrants over 75 years of age

Yvette Smith equal 2nd, Home garden
block size over 4001 square metres

Laurel & Keith Taylor, equal 2nd
Home garden block size over 4001 square metres

Denise & Ken Ferne, 1st Home garden block
size over 4001 square metres

Mandy Darley & Richard Shaw, 2nd Home garden,
block size 601 to 1000 square metres

Judith Jackson, 1st Home garden,block size 601 to 1000 square metres

Barbara Porteous, 2nd Home garden
block size up to 600 square metres

Judy Luckie, 1st Home garden
block size up to 600 square metres

Annette & Laurie Gardner, 2nd Home garden, owner/occupier
of strata or community title dwelling

Mary Booth, 1st Home garden, owner/occupier of
strata or community title dwelling

Sue Young, President CHGC, Mayor Denise Knight
Fresh Dental Waterwise C

Petra & Rob Clague Waterwise B

Judith Jackson, Waterwise A

Ray Featherstone, Encouragement Award
Mayor Denise Knight &
Ray Feathersone

Mayor Denise Knight, Denise & Ken Ferne Champion Garden 2017