Did You Know? – 11
(Delightful examples of colours & purpose in UAE)

According to Mohammad Abdul Rahman Al Awadhi, head of the agricultural section of the Public Parks & Horticulture Department at Dubai Municipality – a minimum of 14 million flowers are planted in the city, each season. Probably, on an average basis, 3,806 flower seeds are allocated for planting in public parks, intersections and along the streets. Three million flower seeds were allocated to new projects in 2012; 230,000 flowers were planted around buildings; 43,000 flowers were planted in 2012 at schools, mosques, and non-profit organizations.

There are around 75 varieties of flowers used by the Parks and Horticulture Department. There is a pattern of horticultural norms that has to be followed in sowing, irrigating, maintaining the flowers because it will all depend on the nature of flowers; some are seasonal, others are permanent. Dubai Municipality replaces the flowers accordingly to each season – depending on certain flowers’ requirement for different temperatures, including levels of humidity to suit them.

Indeed! Indeed! Dubai Municipality is doing a splendid job in changing the face of the desert landscape. It’s quite enthralling to see Dubai triumph with the gaiety of colors – almost, all round the year.

What is more? Reading sessions and workshops for children are being organized across parks in the capital as part of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). According to a newspaper report, the campaign’s core idea is to encourage reading, especially among children. I think, it’s a great plan for the entire community – as it gives chance to people to come outdoor and fill their lungs with fresh air and sunshine. After all, a thing of beauty is a joy forever!

Kudos to the leaders of the region of UAE – they have been so successful in converting the Sheikhdoms into oases of: Foxgloves, Heathers, Marigolds, Lilies, Cockscombs, Gardenias. You name it… the colours of the world are in UAE!

Geeta Chhabra

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