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Fall plants on display at island Botanical Garden

by webdev

October 14, 2010

The St George Village Botanical Garden, in St. Croix, recently held its first Fall Festival Sunday, according to Virgin Islands Daily News.

Over 100 flower lovers came to the botanical garden to take part in the festival, which included demonstrations of sanseveria plants, basket weaving and casava bread making. Guests were also enchanted by musical entertainment and bamboula dancing.

The botanical garden has a long history, making it an excellent location for plant enthusiasts.

"The history of this property starts from the Amerindian period, when they were carrying plants with them from South America through the colonial period, where sugar dominated all aspects of life," David Hamada, horticultural director, told the news source. "What was grown here and what could be grown here, people fought over, traded and sold these islands."

The event also included a dramatization depicting the lives of seven enslaved African laborers, adding an element of history to the gathering.

While it may be warm enough in St Croix for flowers to blossom outdoors, those who want to experience spring flowers during the wintertime may want to consider keeping a bouquet in their home. According to FlowerBoxGardening.com, flowers of deep teal, burnt orange and rust can add pleasant warmth to any floral arrangement.

 

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