Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chrysantheums.....star shaped!

These white star shaped Mums at the Chrysanthemum show I recently visited were really beautiful and eyecatching.
One particular arrangement that grabbed everyones's attention was one the one above in which the Mums were planted in such a manner that they formed flat carpet like surface ! It was really fascinating.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Unusual looking plant

At the flower show I attended recently I saw two very unusual plants. One was a foliage plant (above)with leaves that looked like butterfly wings. The stem was very thin and black like a string. At the leaf edges there were tiny black dots (can be seen at the upper left of the photo).I have no idea what plant it is as it wasn't tagged except for a prize it had won. But it was really beautiful and delicate looking. Never seen anything like it.
The other was this beautiful Chrysanthemum. The thing unusual about it was its color. It's the first time I have seen a greenish colored flower! It was really sooo beautiful.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Flower Rangoli..beautiful art

Rangoli is a popular art form in India. Rangolis are painted on the ground in front of houses using rice powder, sometimes supplemented by flower petals and other colorful materials.
The term rangoli is derived from the words rang (colour) and aavalli ('coloured creepers' or 'row of colours').
It is an art of making attractive, innovative designs on the entrance of the house - as a symbol of welcoming guest. Rangolis can be seen during marriages and festivals.
This beautiful Rangoli was made at the entrance of the flower show I recently visited and had been done using Marigold, Rose and Chrysanthemum petals and I think Mango leaves.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Chrysanthemum flowers on show

The mums in the pot above would cover a diameter of about 5-6 feet if untied we were told!

Hello everyone. Please forgive me for being lazy but it turns out I'm more of a reader than writer of posts!
I recently went to the YWCA Chrysanthemums show in my city and was amazed by the variety and colors of Mums on show. Please enjoy and more to follow later!


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