Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lalbagh Flower Show - Aug 2011

I love August because of the Lalbagh Flower show. Oh my God, you must visit the garden to see the exotic variety of plants! Rows and rows of colorful flowers. Groups and groups of enthusiastic people. People seem to flood the garden even during the early (walking) hours. Families, friends, and kids smile as they see the little heaven on Earth. Welcome to the Lalbagh Flower show!

Stalls Near Glass House
Fountain and Band-stand

What's new this season, you ask? Promotion of Neem products (as pesticide and manure). Nurseries selling Cherry trees, Black Guava trees, Lemon and Sweet Lime trees, Pear-shaped Guava trees, and many more varieties. One nursery flaunted its Orchid collection; superb! The Bonsai collection was mind-blowing.Vendors selling terra-cotta artifacts and porcelain containers (bonsai).




The prices of the plants have doubled this year. So, be ready for a bigger hole in your purse.Ensure that you select healthy plants; for help, see http://rake-and-spade.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-to-select-healthy-plants.html.






The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) won the first prize for its vegetable collection. I tell you that the vegetable plants are stunning - healthy and full. The Star fruits, citrus fruits, bananas, figs, pomegranate, grapes, pineapples, and many more plants grew in containers. The Vegetable in Containers nursery flaunted their experiments with growing vegetables in containers, and have they been successful! That motivates me to experiment with growing non-native vegetables, organically.

Cherry

Sweetlime

Black Guava
Grapes

Pineapple


The main attraction was the structure that resembles the Bahá'í House of Worship, decorated with prettiest White roses. The Indo-American Hybrid Seeds company would usually flaunt its cacti collection; however, this time around, they flaunted their flower collection. When I close my eyes, I can visualize the flowers. It's like something haunting you (in a good way)! If you are at Bangalore or visiting, please visit the garden. Be ready for a traffic jam at the roads leading to the different gates of the garden. Oh well, it's a big fair in the morning!
Made of White Roses

 



Happy Sunday!

Regards,
Asha

4 comments:

  1. The black guava and the bahai temple made of white roses are absolutely stunning. The pictures remind me of my visit to Lalbagh flower show a couple of years ago. That year, there was a beautiful globe made of white and red roses. The numerous flowers and vegetables on display are so beautiful. But it's just visual overload. I think just a tiny corner of the exhibition can fill my day. I so wish I were there.

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  2. Thanks, Anita. I think the globe was a part of the 2009 show. The Independence Day (Aug) flower show is always a visual overload. The season is just right for all the flowers to bloom, and what a bloom! Previously, there were many more government organizations that would participate in the show; that was even more fun. Wishing you a good week ahead.

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  3. lovely, missed it this year and now regretting it.

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  4. Arati, the newspaper quoted that about one lakh people attended the show, and was crazy. There'll be another flower show during Jan '12. And that's not far away. :)

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