It looks ridiculous, I'm going to post on Annual Chrysanthemum and Autumn Flower show 2009 at this particular time of the year when Chrysanthemum and autumn both have gone very far away. Many reasons behind that but I don't wanna go in this useless detail. Interesting part  of the story is that today is my birthday (5th of February) and I'm going to decorate my blog with the pure natural colors of this flower show. OK, now enjoy this colorful feast of  your imagination bursting with inspiration while celebrating my 29th birthday.


 This show was organised by the Floriculture and landscape department (Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan) in University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan on 14th to 16th of December 2009. The Institute of Horticultural Sciences is the premier and first of its kind in Pakistan with the vision to impart horticultural education and conduct problem oriented operational as well as basic research for the benefit of the farmers and horticultural development in the country. It is also engaged in capacity building for improving ornamental crop production and to provide on-job training for the Horticulturists. This show was a part and demonstration of regular activities being run by the institute. 

The main objectives of this show were: to impart awareness among general public about the importance of  flowers in human life, to introduce modern concepts about planting material and equipments available, to enable the participants collaborate with other organizations concerned with Floriculture and Landscape, to transfer latest and advanced technologies for growing Chrysanthemum, rose and other annual flowers to growers through practical demonstration, to share the advancements in post harvest management of  floricultural products and dissemination as well as demonstration of new technologies developed by various research organizations.

Inauguration and evaluation of the event:

The show was inaugurated by the University Vice chancellor Professor Dr. Iqrar Ahmed khan. He then visited the exhibits with some other honorable guests from USA and Pakistan. While members of evaluation committee evaluated the exhibits exhibited under different categories.




Professor Dr. M. Aslam Parvez (Chairman of IHS and Convener of management committee), Professor Dr. Rana M. Aslam Khan (Project Director IHS and member of organizing committee), Dr. Adnan Younis (member of  management committee) and Nadeem Anjum (member of  management committee) remained side by side with the honorable guests to brief them about the exhibits.








After the evaluation of exhibits by Evaluation committee,  the show was opened for the general public. Exhibits were exhibited under different categories like:

Potted plants of Chrysanthemum:

Most of the potted plants of Chrysanthemum have been shown in the above pictures.



Flower arrangement:

Fresh flower arrangement:

































Dry flower arrangement:












Cut flowers:




Special display:








Prize distribution ceremony:

In the afternoon of 16th December, prize distribution ceremony was organized in which prizes were distributed among different participants for their distinct performance in this memorable flower show. University Vice chancellor Professor Dr. Iqrar Ahmed khan was the chief guest of this ceremony.


Convener of management committee Dr. Atif Riaz remained on stage to help the prize awarding guests  for  prize distribution.





We are a peaceful nation:

At the end of this mega event, a peace procession was arranged  by the all university members (staff and students) and guests under the great leadership of honorable Vice chancellor in the night of 16th December. In this procession, candles were lit to demonstrate the need for peace and to acknowledge the sacrifices of whole Pakistani nation against terrorism.




We are a living nation:

Flower show is ended but I have shown the following pictures to give you  a glimpse on the potential, talent and passion of Pakistani youth. In these pictures, different participants are busy in the on-spot preparation of their exhibits. Result of their creativity and hard work you have seen above. By God, I'm really impressed, what about you!











So guys how was the show? Great na, I already knew it. OK, now is the time to put your thumbs up to appreciate all the participants, organizers especially the members of organizing committee and management committee and all the students and workers from Institute of Horticultural Sciences for organizing this event and then making it so successful and so colorful.

Hey, did you forget my birthday in the colors of that colorful show? I'll not let you do this. I  have worked  hard on this post to reproduce smiles on your beautiful faces on my birthday for keeping this day alive in your brains at least for some days. Just kidding.

I look forward to see your comments. Don't be shy, get bold  enough to put your typical, critical, smiling and generous comments on this post.


33 Response to 'Annual Chrysanthemum and Autumn Flower Show, 2009'

  1. James Missier'> February 4, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Happy Birthday Saif!
    Hope you have an enjoyable cheerful day like these flowers you have posted.
    Its just so amazing to see all the nice chrysanthemums in the flower show.

    Take Care and Have a nice day.


  2. Hortist'> February 4, 2010 at 8:27 PM

    Thank you very much James. Have a nice day :)


  3. nazir'> February 4, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    Excellent work man, highly appreciated.
    Continue on writing blocks like this. This what shows how dynamic our society is and most of the time we here only the negative aspect of it.

    Nazir, Wageningen Netherlands


  4. Hortist'> February 5, 2010 at 12:00 AM

    Thank you brother :)


  5. Rosey Pollen'> February 5, 2010 at 4:49 AM

    Happy Birthday...that is certainly enough flower arrangements to make it a happy one!
    AMazing creativity there at that show. I am stupefied.


  6. Hortist'> February 5, 2010 at 4:57 AM

    Thank you very much Rosey. Have a nice day :)


  7. Anonymous'> February 5, 2010 at 7:37 AM

    Happy Birthday, Saif! We enjoyed the mum show and seeing all the participants of all ages. I agree, gardening is the most peaceful of pursuits. We also attended a mum show last fall and will be posting about it this month, when flowers are hard to come by. Good luck with your endeavors. :-)


  8. Hortist'> February 5, 2010 at 7:46 AM

    Frances, thank you very much for your nice comments :)


  9. Noelle'> February 5, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Hello Saif,

    I enjoyed your post very much. The large arrangements of the Pakistani flag and the "Stop Terrorism" were so meaningful - especially because they were made of flowers. I also liked the very creative flower arrangements. It is so wonderful to see the youth involved - as they are the future.


  10. Evelyn Howard'> February 5, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAIF! and yes, a great event, wonderful pics. Esp. enjoy all those creative arrangements.

    Once again (you will have imagine the following in bold and colour and with blinking lights etc. coz I dont know how to add those embellishments)

    H A P P Y

    29 th

    B I R T H D A Y


  11. lynn'sgarden'> February 6, 2010 at 5:48 AM

    Nothing ridiculous about the timing of this post, Saif! It's actually when we need it most!:) Great how 'formal' this event is with all those comittee chairs. And the varieties of mums is amazing. I like even how the roses are displayed. Thank you for sharing the beautiful floral arrangements, too! WOW...29!!! You are still such a! Happy Birthday, Saif! Thanks for your visit.


  12. Shady Gardener'> February 6, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Happy Birthday, Saif. Thank you for sharing about this beautiful show. It indeed is a feast for the eyes. :-) With an event of this magnitude, it is good to recognize all the people that made it a success.


  13. Wendy'> February 6, 2010 at 7:39 PM

    Happy belated birthday!!! Enjoy your last year in your 20's - after this year, it starts to go by lightening fast.

    I love this flower show! You may have seen my father's chrysanthemums on my blog. He's crazy about them and though I think they're great, I'm sort of numb to them, but the photos of the arrangements are absolutely stunning. THey're so creative and artistic. The participants sure put a lot of work into it. I also love the positive message of peace.


  14. Muhammad khabbab'> February 7, 2010 at 10:09 PM

    Happy belated birthday saif. It is a pleasure to have a skilled horticulturist from Pakistan. I saw your post on mums flower show in Faisalabad and it was excellent.
    Id did not see you in pakistan blog awards? Do join there and dont forget to vote and comment for my blog there. Thanks


  15. Bay Area Tendrils Garden Travel'> February 7, 2010 at 10:17 PM

    I find it fascinating to connect with a landscape horticulturist from Pakistan - the blogosphere is truly a special place, if only virtual!
    Your panoply of images is mesmerizing. Oh, and by the way,


  16. Hortist'> February 7, 2010 at 10:33 PM

    Thank you Alice for your nice comments :)

    Khabbab, thank you for visiting my blog. I've not joined Pakistani blogsphere so I was not there in their blog awards. But soon I'm going to join them soon. Sure I like your blog and vote for yo there. I also faved you on Blotanicals. Keep it up and have a nice day :)


  17. Flowers'> February 8, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    Belated Happy Birthday. Missed the Annual Chrysanthemum and Autumn Flower show 2009. Marked my presence to the event through the medium of your blog. Keep it up the good work.


  18. Tatyana@MySecretGarden'> February 10, 2010 at 8:22 AM

    What a great show, Saif! I loved the flower arrangements especially! All the participants did a great job, and I am impressed with the peace procession!
    Belated Happy Birthday to you!


  19. mangocheeks'> February 10, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Happy Belated Birthday Saif.
    It so lovely to see the colourful side of Pakistan that often gets overshadowed by negative portrayal by the media.


  20. jodi (bloomingwriter)'> February 11, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    Belated happy birthday wishes, Saif. I love that we can connect across the continents like this. The flower show photos are just what is needed for a burst of colour at this time of year. Those arrangements showing your nation's wish to end terrorism brought tears to my eyes. With hearts such as these, there is hope for peace in our world, one day soon.


  21. Dirty Girl Gardening'> February 25, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    very coolllll....


  22. Laura Gardens in Desert'> February 26, 2010 at 8:54 AM

    Happy Birthday! Today is my birthday and your show was glorious! I have too many favorites to mention. The dried flower arrangements were a nice surprise, and the young men and women with their flowers and baskets were endearing!
    You take us great places!


  23. Christine B.'> March 1, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    I love to see flower exhibits, reminds me of the state fair we have in the late summer. All the kids and adults milling through, exclaiming at this flower or that. And to see the delight on a kid's face that has won a ribbon for their flower or arrangement, is such fun.

    The "stop terrorism" display was especially timely. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Christine in Alaska


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