Ikebana arrangement: Flower, birds show concludes

More than 5,000 chrysanthemum plants were displayed and 15 institutes participated in the show.

Our Correspondent November 24, 2012


Hundreds of visitors, including students, visited a three-day autumn flower and birds show that concluded at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (AAUR) here on Friday.

More than 5,000 chrysanthemum plants were displayed and 15 institutes participated in the show, putting flowers from their respective nurseries on display.

As many as 80 students of different schools, colleges and universities of twin cities also participated in dry, fresh flower and cut flower arrangements categories.

The show featured more than 50 varieties of chrysanthemum including Intermediate, incurved, reflex, sprays, anemone, pompons, Korean hybrid, single flowered, quill flowered and decorative, spoon.

The exhibition also featured other autumn flowers and house plats like bougainvillea, begonia, coleus, gerbera, dahlia, poinsettia, impatiens, marigold, geranium and flowering shrubs.

A panel judged the arrangements, giving Pakistan Housing Authority (PHA)and Capital Development Authority (CDA) first and second positions respective in the large organisations category, said a press release.

In middle organisations category, Landscape and Floriculture Institute got the first position.

PAF Air Headquarter and PAF Air House got first and second positions in small organisations category.

Allama Iqbal Open University and AAUR got first and second position in universities category.

In the fresh flower arrangements category, Ayesha got first prize, while Saad Haider got second and Atika Amjad got third positions.

In dry flower arrangement, Namra Habib stood first while Samara Javed and Natasha Sund got second and third positions.

In professional category, Hina Kamran and Razia Bilal got first and second positions, respectively while Sara Niaz got third position.

Ayesha Khalid, Hina Kamran and Syed Sana Aamir got first, second and third positions respectively.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 24th, 2012.


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