Monthly Archives: February 2012

Schomburgkia

Schomburgkia

Schomburgkia in full bloom

Schomburgkia is a genus of plants belonging to the family Orchidaceae. This genus is named for Richard Schomburgk, a German botanist who explored British Guiana during the 19th century. Species in this genus are either ephiphytic or lithophytic in their growth habit. According to the Royal Horticultural Society Schom. is the official abbreviation for this genus.

The type species Schomburgkia crispa is a large sized, hot growing species found in the tropical areas of Venezuela, Surinam, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador.

Source: wikipedia.org

SchomburgkiaAnd as you can see Schomburgkia also grows in our garden in Grenada. On Thursday, 23rd the visitors from the UK were able to see the flowers in full bloom. We had 10 blooms this year of this lovely orchid!

International judges from the USA orchid society were raving about the lone bloom in the Grenada display which won best of show, last year in Barbados.

38th Anniversary of Grenada’s Independence

If you wonder why everywhere you look you see a sea of red, green and gold, it is because Grenada is celebrating its 38th Anniversary of Independence on 7th February 2012.
The theme this year is “Breaking all barriers, striving for greater achievements under one flag”
There is a lot happening throughout the island, we will just pick a few events:
6th February, St. Andrew
Parish Day – Cultural Fiesta/Cultural
Display/ Fire Works
7th February, 2pm: National Stadium
– Pageant
– Display by fish vendors, fishermen, farmers, tourist vendors, Maypole, Shortknee, Veiux coux, and other traditional mas
– Display of arts and craft
– Military Parade with display of national flag.

7th February, 5pm: Carenage, St. George
Cultural event and Fireworks Display
(Culmination of St. George’s Parish Day )

Enjoy a weekend filled with activities!

Work Boat Regatta

This weekend sees the traditional celebration of the Grenada’s work boat regatta off Grand Anse Beach. This event is very popular sailing communities from all the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique compete against each other with their locally built work boats. The boats are all handmade, bright in color with very unique names.
The work boat regatta is part of the Grenada Sailing Festival and a ‘must see’ if you are in Grenada right now.
http://www.grenadasailingfestival.com/workboatregatta.php

For all the Art Lovers

Tonight is the opening of the 48th Annual Art Show. About 200 pieces from local artists are on display. Go and check it out!

For all who missed the opening or want to see the art work again, the show is open until 28 April.

Check out their website: http://grenadaartscouncil.blogspot.com/ or go to their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Grenada-Arts-Council/196365887056194