Fri, Nov 24, 2006 - Page 20 News List

Flowers 花花世界

Visitors enjoy the giant lobster display at the Taipei Flower Show.台北花卉展的遊客欣賞大龍蝦作品。 (照片:記者陳則銘攝)


Have you ever tried to grow a flower? It can be quite tricky to grow flowers. You have to make sure that you give them the right amount of sunlight and water. If there is too little or too much of either, then your flowers won't grow.

Some schools and universities have special clubs called horticultural clubs. The members learn all about flowers and plants and have lots of fun growing them. Some of these clubs have been invited to show their flowers at the Taipei Flower Show.

This year is the tenth birthday of Taipei's flower show. The theme this year is wedding banquets. There are fifteen different areas — and one of them is especially for the student's flowers.

Other areas show themes from fairytales like Cinderella. Others have flowers shaped to look like favorite dishes from a wedding banquet! 

The flower show is being held at Daan Park in Taipei. This weekend is the last weekend of the show. Entry is free.

(Catherine Thomas, staff writer)







Today's Words 今天單字

1. tricky adj.

微妙的 (wei2 miao4 de5)

例: Fitting all your schoolbooks in your bag can sometimes be a little tricky.


2. horticultural adj.

園藝的 (yuan2 yi4 de5)

例: Kew Gardens is a famous horticultural center.


3. banquet n.

宴會 (yan4 hui4)

例: There were sixteen courses at the king's coronation banquet.


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