Green thumbs' chance to shine at show
VOLUNTEERS and committee members like Cheryl Parsons can attest to the fact that the Dalby and District Show is much bigger than the two-day event most of the public get to see.
For Mrs Parsons the preparation has already begun, but the week before the show is when things will really step up for her as she enters her role of assistant steward for the potted plant and cut flower sections.
Wednesday and Thursday before the show, Mrs Parsons and the other stewards will be accepting entries and sorting sections ready for the judges to come through.
Mrs Parsons said judges for the potted plant section look for the healthiness of the plants and weather they've been cleaned up before being entered.
"You can bring along a rose in a pot, staghorn, elkhorns, maidenhead, any ferns, there's so many sections, a plant in flower, succulents, the whole works,” she said.
"I'm sure whatever you've got, you can find a section for it.”
Cut flowers are judged on a range of features, depending on the flower.
Entries for the potted plant section close 11am on April 10, and entries for the cut flowers close at 11am on April 11.
Be sure to check out the entrants on display at the 149th Annual Dalby Show, April 12 and 13.