Flora Show 2008




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Photos of Flora Show 2008 - by donna

AThe beautiful poster for the show was done by John Haines
http://www.coronadohaines.com/id42.html

I had attended Flora in August 2006 when I was just here as a visitor. That show was at Atlapa, one of our convention centers. This year they moved it to the Anthropological Museum. It went from August 20th to 23rd. After moving a lot of the artifacts out of the way, they installed hundreds of plants on three floors as well as outside. It was quite amazing to see all the plants in one place that grow here.

EXPOFLORA II is a national exposition of horticulture and floral designs along with educational displays on the twelve National Parks of Panamá. Here are some bullet points about the EXPOFLORA II. This was a judged show.
  • Organizer: La Federación de Clubes de Jardinería de Panamá
  • Theme: "Nuestros Parques, Nuestra Riqueza"
  • Location: Museo Reina Torrres de Araúz (MARTA) in Curundu on the corner across from gas station and "On the Run" convenience store
  • Date:: Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • General Public Admission: $2.00 .
  • EXPOFLORA II SUPPLEMENT to LA PRENSA wll be published Sunday, August 18

I really enjoyed going around the different areas – on the first and second levels were tropicals and other displays and on the third level was floral displays. While most of them were pretty good, I was saddened to see so many of the displays lacking in upkeep, that is wilted flowers not changed to fresh ones. With paying customers coming in each day, it really is important to keep the arrangements fresh looking for the whole time there. More importantly on the displays them selves, I was shocked to see that the oasis was not covered up. You will see what I mean in one of the close up shots.

Outside were wonderful displays of plants from local growers and wholesalers…what caught my eye were the gorgeous hibiscus. The colours took my breath away.

Then it was back inside and I took a few photos of the museum before leaving… oh, in case you are wondering what a torrential rainy season downpour can look like here in Panama – I left these pictures on so you can see…we are inside the vehicle driving through this – thank goodness for SUV’s…and thankfully they don’t last long.
 

 

 

 




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