DISH GARDENS AND NOVELTY CONTAINERS
One thing to have fun with in our world of Saintpaulia is Dish Gardens and Novelty Containers. How often have you been in a Knick Knack Shop and seen an usual vase or similar and thought "Nah what can I do with that?" Well African violet enthusiasts have a couple categories that they can enter into and use their imaginations to put on Show for the public to see. This author particularly likes Dish gardens, one of which I have is over 3 years old with the original miniatures and supporting plants that are loving it and the conditions that we have in natural light. We were recently in Adelaide at their Annual Show in November 2016 and I thought you might like to have a look at some of the entries. Mind you, every African Violet Society/Group/Association in Australia equally has some wonderful entries and if I did put them here then I would fill a whole web page with the wonderful ideas,uniqueness and adaptions that the passionate people involved with these plants come up with. Then there is the Artistic categories and again they are something beautiful to look at when you go to one of the Annual Shows.
AVS-WA Inc SUPPORTERS
Here are our four great supporters who help us with our efforts to provide members with a variety of things for the promotion and enjoyment of growing African violets and Gesneriads. Click on their various logos to visit their respective websites. It is a wonderful connection with each group as the always have such friendly and helpful staff to assist with any enquiry or purchase. We are very lucky to be associated with each of these groups.
Also a special thankyou to Bunnings Cannington for their very generous donation of 10 x $10 gift vouchers.
RICHGRO in Acourt Road, Jandakot provides us our Patron who helps in so many ways through each year. Geoff Richards is such a nice, generous and supportive bloke who always attends our main functions during the year. Geoff supports many groups and his company's products are known for their quality right across Australia and internationally. Always improving with technology and techniques. The new environmentally friendly recycling plant is just awesome and inspiring.
Our Annual May Show is held at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre who provide the venue, staff to setup tables and assist with advertising. The centre manager, Glenda always has a smile and is so helpful. Great place to shop.
Garden City Plastics have moved to Facility 4, 271 Berkshire Road Forrestfield, and is our source for all our pots used with African violets and they generously donate printing costs for us. They have plenty of other options with some trendy pots and patterns and provide a friendly and prompt service.
Chimera - Tineke
Flora Plant donate a selection of plants for our monthly raffles. When we pick them up they are so clean and well grown. There is such a wide range of choice and have a great reputation for excellence. A real treat for our member's monthly raffle.
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Membership commences 1 July each year. However there is a special offer, if you join now in 2017 you will receive the period from now until July FREE and your membership continue until 30th June 2018!
There is admission of $2.00 per person to be paid when attending each of our Saturday meetings including visitors which is levied at the Manning Activity Centre entrance to the Main Hall and includes free coffee, tea and biscuits. Members also bring along a plate for afternoon tea.
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Our Annual May Show is scheduled for viewing and purchases by the public from Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th of May 2017 on the Mothers Day weekend and is open to everyone for the State Championship sashes in African Violets and Gesneriads.
The Theme is "Mum is the Word". A lot of people visiting our display have their Mum or Grandmum in mind when looking for a plant. Flowers are beautiful, no doubt however, a growing African violet maintains its blooms, produces more given TLC (and not too much water, see articles) and a nice position in the house with a good natural light source. If you are interested in further details, click on either the President's or Secretary's email links to answer your enquiries. Show plants are purchased and then picked up after 12 noon on the Saturday, whereas Sale Plants (already to take away) are available immediately. Our friendly members will help you with anything that you like. We certainly do understand those who take the time to travel however, it is a Show and those on display must stay for the time allocated. Come along and see beautiful varieties and maybe pickup a few beauties at the Kardinya Park Shopping Centre the corner of South Street and North Lake Road Kardinya.
For any enquiries about the AVS-WA Inc or questions about your African violets or Gesneriads click on the button to our Membership Secretary Aileen.
For any communication or query concerning administration or what is on our Agenda for a Monthly Meeting contact our Secretary, Cherryl
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Hi Members, Members Only Page has been updated information for you, so please have a look.
Email below or call 0407 702 879 for any enquiries about African violets or Gesneriad availability in the Perth area, membership (would love people to join and share with us once a month), queries about African violets in general or other related topics.
We do presentations to other clubs about African violets, the varieties, how to care for them and demonstrations. Just call or email.
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