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Friday, February 13, 2009

A Horticultural Show

This afternoon I headed off to the National Horti-Expo.
The entire space has been converted into a huge garden,
a potted garden. Several hundreds of plants were in
plastic bags. It was like taking a walk through the
real thing (and not a make-shift one) replete with
bees and butterflies!


An eye-catching arrangement with potted flowers, marble
potatoes and maize. These potatoes are very popular here
but this is the first time I've seen them so artistically
displayed.

There were many azaleas on display. They looked spectacular!

As you go through the pictures you'll understand why I
didn't want to return home!:)








These were new to me! Darker (purple) ones are more abundant.
I hope you've enjoyed going through the displays. Despite
GBBD coming up, I simply couldn't wait to post this. It was
too good to be kept for a later date!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

16 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh my,did you just keep going around and around :) I always do because I am afraid I will miss something. I would not have wanted to leave either. The orchids are so pretty. So many dahlias. The corn in the flower bed is such a great idea. It looks to have been loads of fun.
Lona

Linda Lunda said...

Ohhh my geee.... WOW!!!
Linda

Chandramouli S said...

How creative! If I could, I'd resign my job and join this place :D

tina said...

I love that first shot-all of them. I bet you had a good time. Bought lots of plants and got lots of ideas. It never fails to amaze me when I look at your blog to see pansies and dahlias in the same picture. I still can't figure out your weather over there as I've never seen these two together here. I don't blame you for not waiting at all to post it. Looks like a great day!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Ahh, it must have been a nice break from reality!! he he.

It is fun to get out and especially to be treated by so many bright flowers:)

Susie said...

Oh my what a beautiful flower show Kanak. That first picture of the display is really interesting using the potatoes and corn. It's hard to believe all those flowers are in bags. Someone put a lot of work into those displays. Really lovely, thanks for showing.

lilyvalley said...

Oh, I am so glad I found your blog. You are an amazing photographer. I love flowers, birds and butterflies! Do you have cardinals there? They are so pretty here in Indiana against the snow.
Karen

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing. You've brightened up my day.

Mildred said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us your amazing journey.

easygardener said...

I can see why you did not want to leave all those wonderful plants. The orchids on the wall are very attractive - a good way to display them if you have a wall to spare (lol)

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Thank you for taking us along! I just wish I could have been there with you 'live' and not via cyberspace.

Those dahlias looks so pretty...I guess it is my favourite plant...hm...on D anyway.

Have a great and happy Valentine's day Kanak./ Tyra xoxo

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Lona, that's exactly what I did!! I did not want to miss out on anything. And because the area was huge it took a great deal of time to talk about the ( care of) plants with the sellers. Oh, I loved it!

Linda, I'll soon be sharing some more photos.

Chandramouli, that would be a big gain for the horti industry but a big loss for the IT industry!!

Tina, both are winter flowers here and they're at their best around this time, till maybe about April.

There were certain medicinal plants whose names I did not know. I found a stall that had most of the m.plants on display with the common names and the botanical names. That was a real find!!

Jan, that's so right.. a floral royal treatment!

Susie, so much of hard work went into all that spectacular display. Amazing, isn't it?

Hi Karen, thank you so much for visiting my blog...and for giving me this opportunity to know you/your blog. I don't have really bright feathered birds here--mostly blacks and browns. And no cardinals, but I've seen a whole lot of them in many blogs. The most recent ones were in Jan's (Thanks for 2day). You're right---they're so pretty! Will 'see' you soon.

Oh Wendy, I'm so glad to read this!

Mildred, glad to read your comment too!

Easygardener, honestly! Lol! Orchids were so expensive that I stayed away from them!! Except for these shots!:)

Tyra, Happy Valentine's Day to you too! I'm so glad you liked the tour. You're right about the dahlias...the display was gorgeous!

perennialgardener said...

What a gorgeous garden Kanak. I don't blame you for not wanting to leave. The display with the maize and potatoes was very interesting.

Karen said...

Wow, what a profusion of color and bloom! The pansies and dahlias look very familiar, but some of the other things not so much. Did it smell amazing too? Thanks for sharing, things are still pretty colorless and wintry around here...

Carla said...

What a feast for the eyes!

Kanak Hagjer said...

That's right Racquel. It was all so colourful!

Karen, there were many salvias and marigolds as well. Come to think of it, there was no smell that I could sense!

Thanks Carla.