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Flowers from UK headed to equestrian championships

by webdev

September 17, 2010

More than 1,000 flowers are being shipped from England to the United States for next week's World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.

After the game's organizers found out that their budget had been cut for flowers, the UK College of Agriculture received a call for help, WKYT reports. Student volunteers could not grow new plants in time for the September 25 opening ceremonies, so instead they brought dying flowers back to life.

"A local grower was getting ready to off load some of his petunias, so we took them and rejuvenated them," Sandra Bale, a student from the college, told the news source. "Then we raided a bunch of greenhouses and took everything we could, fertilized them, re-potted them, and now we're ready to deliver them."

Currently en route from the UK, the flowers include 1,000 petunias, 85 periwinkles and 72 hydrangeas. They will be on display at the Kentucky Horse Park during the Games, which span two weeks.

Petunias will likely delight the audience at the event, as these flowers offer an array of bright hues against green foliage, according to The blossoms go well in flower centerpieces, or can be added to gift bouquets to give a splash of color.

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