Mangaluru, Feb 14, 2015: The flower show that began in Kadri Park is a reminder of the number of things, including flowers that we fail to notice around us in the every day bustle of life. The main attraction of the flower show is a flowery tribute to the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) made from Dutch roses, carnations, lilies, gerberas and other flowers.
DK District in-charge Minister B Ramanatha Rai inagurated the event. Mayor Mahabala Marla and Deputy Director of Horticulture Department Yogesh H R were also present on the occasion.
The flower show in Kadri Park had all sorts: round, ball-like yellow and white flowers, shaded flowers, white flowers with thin long petals bunched together, white flowers edged with a deep purple or pink and standing on long stalks, red roses, round little flowers the colour of pink school uniforms, and dozens of colours, textures and some times smells. All these flowers attracted a number of visitors from the city.
Some of the flowers and flower plants exhibited in the exhibition include marigold, azelia, cosmos, celosia, pentas,canna, Hibiscus, dahlias, asters, impatiens, balsam, petunia and gazanias. Many nurseries have set up stalls and have myriad varieties of saplings on sale.
The department has displayed bottle gourd, ridge gourd, ash gourd, pumpkin, water melon, bitter gourd, little gourd, cucumber, radish, spinach and other leaf vegetables at the show along with Models of kitchen garden and terrace garden.
There are various stalls at the venue that sell everything from herbal products to food items to garden implements. The show would be on from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Sunday Feb 15 to Feb 17, 2015.