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Celebrate spring at Floriade
September 10, 2012
As buds begin to bloom across Australia, Canberra’s annual Floriade Festival will awaken this month to usher in spring in epic proportions.
More than one million flowers will be in full bloom at this year’s annual festival, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special exhibition of photographs representing each year of Floriade.
First held in 1988 as a one-off celebration of Canberra’s 75th birthday and Australia’s bicentenary of European settlement, Floriade is now held every spring and has become the biggest flower festival in the southern hemisphere.
Running this year from 15 September to 14 October, Floriade is more than just flowers – it is also complemented by NightFest; five nights of live music, comedians, DJs and roving entertainment from September 26 to 30.
If you would like to pay a visit to celebrate spring in style – after all this year’s Floriade theme is Style & Design – simply enter the name of your preferred airline into White Pages® Online Business Search to find links to its website and contact information to enquire about airfares and holiday packages to Canberra.
Alternatively, celebrate closer to home with a spot of spring planting. In Floriade style, think lots of colourful blooms and fragrant flowers. For an easy overview of how to get your garden looking good to prepare for planting, check out this spring guide by Scotts Australia.
The type of climate you live in plays a huge part in successful gardening. Therefore, also check out this map by Global Gardening, showing each climatic zone in Australia, including links to the types of flowers perfect for each region.
Once you have an idea on the blooms suitable to your area, consider contacting your local nursery to see if they have them in stock. Get its contact details off White Pages® Online Business Search, to enquire before heading down. They might also be able to share some planting tips specific to your local area.
Finally, time your planting for maximum effectiveness – being sure not to plant right before an extreme hot or cold snap. Just take a look at White Pages® Weather Tool, which features a four-day forecast for Australia’s capital cities and can give you an idea of what the weather has in store for your planting plans.
This spring, take time to smell the roses – whether they’re at Floriade or in your own backyard.