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Plant a Flower Day

According to my publishing calendar, today is plant a flower day. That’s very convenient since this past weekend was the local Begonia Festival. Back in the pre-drought days the festival here in Ballarat was big. They created a floral carpet and people came from all over to enjoy the Botanic Gardens, Lake Wendouree and the begonia’s.

Floral Carpet

Floral Carpet

By the time I moved here, a few years into the drought, the Begonia Festival was barely hanging on and there was no more floral carpet. Now that the rain has come again, the festival is starting to grow. Unfortunately, still no floral carpet. And certainly nothing as extravagant at the floral carpet they do in Brussels.

Floral Carpet in Brussels

Floral Carpet in Brussels

However, one thing they did this year that I thought was rather clever and a bit of fun for the young ones, they had the primary schools and kindergartens create floral displays from recycled materials.

Recycled Materials Flowers

Recycled Materials Flowers

Recycled Flowers

Recycled Flowers

 

Creative Gardening

Creative Gardening

Watering Can Art

Watering Can Art

Recycled Garden

Recycled Garden

Some of the flowers were crazy creative! I love how they used water bottle caps as the stamen for the small flowers on the yellow tulip and strung together bottle tops of different colours to make the four-petaled flower in the center. I was also fond of the CD flowers and the watering can pouring out the plastic lids strung on straws. So clever and very cute!

Fancy Floral Flash

Fancy Floral Flash

Floral Fireworks

Floral Fireworks

Burst of Colour

Burst of Colour

I loved how these flowers look like miniature firework displays.

Ballarat's Famous Begonias

Ballarat’s Famous Begonias

I had to throw in a pic of the famous begonias! They are beautiful flowers but I find them very hard to grow. Seems I don’t give them enough love and attention! I didn’t even buy one and bring it home this year. Because it’s stinking hot 36C (102F) and it would be pointless for me to try to make this plant a flower day.

Maybe next year!

 

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Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

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