Ra’anana Flower and Garden Design Show

22 Apr

Flower Arrangement with Lemons at Ra'anana Flower and Garden Show

Flower Arrangement with Lemons at Ra'anana Flower and Garden Show

Display with Bell Peppers at Ra'anana Flower and Garden Show

Display with Bell Peppers at Ra'anana Flower and Garden Show

Flower Arrangement with Artichokes at Ra'anana Flower and Garden Show

Flower Arrangement with Artichokes at Ra'anana Flower and Garden Show

Today I went with a friend to Israel’s first flower and garden show. It was held in Ra’anana, a town very close to Herzliya with a name I love to say. Ra’anana. It just rolls off the tongue. I’ve been to a few flower shows, especially while living in England, and though I enjoyed the show in Ra’anana, I felt the garden designs were a tad amateurish. There were several designs with obvious far eastern influence, but very far from the level of quality that you’d see in Japan. The flower arrangements, however, were superb. Very inventive use of veggies in the arrangements. And so many flowers  that I’ve never seen before. Really a delight to behold.

I was disappointed that there were not many plants or flowers for sale. And hardly any of the freebies that you usually see at shows like this. But I realize this is their first show ever of this type. I’m sure each year there will be improvements. And, all in all, it was a wonderful first effort. And a perfect way to spend Earth Day.

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