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Friday, January 29, 2010

Horticulture Exhibition 2010

This exhibition supposed to be the largest in India is on from 26 Jan to 30 Jan on Necklace road - a wide ranging specimen of plants, trees, seeds and agro products. I managed to go there yesterday morning with Atri in tow, used his stroller to dump all the goodies I bought from there and it was great that they had helping hands with large bamboo baskets to carry all the pots one buys, for a small fee.

My shopping bag / basket in the end had -
  • Bulbs of Dahlias and Liliums
  • Four types of succulents
  • Marjoram
  • Geranium plant
  • Aloe Vera plant
  • Manure
  • Pots and saucers
  • Brochures
  • Soya pasta
  • Soya noodles
  • Udad dal
  • Tur dal
  • Udad dal vadis
  • Button mushrooms 1/2 kg
  • Organic dried oyster mushrooms
I was looking for more herbal plants like lemongrass, thyme etc. which I did not find. We got to see some fine specimens of cabbage, cauliflower and varieties of squash like pattypan, which I'm seeing in India for the first time.
More about this exhibition here.


sra said...

I once went for this show and my picture appeared in the newspaper next day under a report of the show. I've even been for Rose Society shows, v interesting. I didn't know that they sold food and crockery there!

Nandita said...

:) I like these shows - what fun, but with a toddler running amok, I cant afford to keep indoor plants which i'd love and no time for high maintenance stuff - so i was content buying some plants - the agro products (food stuffs) had interesting range to choose from.