Annual Steiermark Flower Competition

Every year, our 'state', Steiermark, has a flower competition. It's called Landesblumenschmuckbewerb.
That translates to State Flower Competition. I don't know why it all has to be one big word, but that's what they like to do here.

The competition is a showcase of Steiermark pride and an expression of joy (as they say). This state {known as The Green Heart of Austria} is known for its landscape diversity, cultural creativity, valuable raw materials, unspoiled countryside, fresh air and unadulterated food. It really is a lush lovely land of beauty and we are lucky to be living here.

I read about the contest and saw these pictures in the local paper and thought I'd share the beauty.

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And, here at the big event where winners were announced...I think this is the Grand Prize winner on the left
or the Princess of the competition. I couldn't tell. I do love her Dirndl dress. I would get one, but they are
expensive to the max!
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We could get Art some lederhosen too. Again, expensy.
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The announcer has to take a break for a beer...naturally.
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Maybe next year we'll enter...but we have a whole lot of work ahead of us as this is the extent of our garden:
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{Photos from Kleine Zeitung}

8 comments:

Kimberly said...

Your garden is looking better than ours! We got a letter from the landlord saying to water the plants more! Meatballs for din din. I'll let you know! Can't believe I get to see your sis in a couple weeks!!

Krista said...

Wow. Thats truly beautiful!! I think its funny as well that the Europeans combine their words like that lol.

brookes said...

holy cow, those homes were so impressive. and your lil plant was photographed so well. :)

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Wow! What beautiful images!!! I've also wanted to go to Austria so it's been lots of fun finding your blog!

Cathy McConn said...

Get out the Miracle Grow, Coco, and you'll put them all to shame......maybe with a little photoshop, too! so gorgey.

Krista said...

I came across your blog when I was reading some comments on A Ship Of Two's blog. I came across her blog by just browsing my local area. One site always leads to another :D The joys of blogging!

melissa said...

I think you sent this just for me. I wish I could make my flowers look like that but I don't think it can happen unless our weather changes, but who would want nice crisp weather compared to our humid hot days?

Molly said...

So pretty. I cannot wait to come there next summer!

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