Como resident still excited by Rose Society of WA’s Spring Show, even at 103


Alma Harris with her roses. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d474307
Alma Harris with her roses. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d474307

EVEN at 103, Alma Harris still loves roses.

The Como resident will be among the people showing off their finest flowers at the South Perth Community Centre for the Rose Society of WA’s annual spring show this weekend.

She said she had been a member of the society for 20 years after moving from Dalwallinu to Perth.

The October 7-8 event will feature flowers grown in gardens across Perth, including floral art displays and heritage roses.

Society vice-president Sandy Beverley said recent rain had helped immensely, with many flowers in bud and some varieties opening sooner than others.

“The hall will be full,” she said.

Her favourite is a rose called ‘perfect moment’.

“It’s a most spectacular rose. It starts off red, then it goes orange then yellow then it goes black all the way around,” she said.

Spring show visitors can buy bushes, small plants, pots of colour, gifts, rose-related merchandise, homemade morning and afternoon teas, and raffle tickets.

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