Springsure show in full bloom
FOR Betty Taylor, the Springsure Show was a blooming success.
Despite the hot and dry weather being a thorn in her side, entering her flowers into the show for the past 40 years means Betty knows winning buds when she sees them.
"I've got two acres of garden and about 300 rose bushes," Mrs Taylor said.
"I just love flowers so I enter every year.
"The roses aren't as good as normal this year because of the weather but I do have a few to choose from."
Betty devises her gardening plans while working on her property, Buckleton, in Springsure, which has been in the family for over 100 years.
"I've got a few different sections in my garden like the rainforest, native garden and the desert section," she said.
"I open it to the public in September and donate the money to charities like the cancer council."
Her budding expertise will be drawn on at the Emerald Show where she will be judging the fresh flower exhibits.
"I just love gardening so I suppose it loves me too," she said.
"It really isn't too much work.
"I go out every morning to look at the garden but I don't cut roses for the house."
Unsurprisingly, Betty has never walked away from the Springsure Show empty-handed.
One of the reasons Betty has always loved and supported her local show is because it brings the community and her family together as well.
"My grandchildren have exhibited their work in the same pavilion.
"They are part of the sixth generation of the family to live in the area," she said.
"I encourage all of my grandchildren to enter in the show because I think it's great to be involved."