Flower show to mark special day

National, Normal


LOCAL farmers nationwide yesterday displayed an array of beautiful flowers at the PNG Cut Flower Show at the Moresby Arts Theatre.
The show was aimed at promoting flowers and to secure a venue for local farmers, mostly women, to market their cut flowers. 
A local florist and member of the PNG Cut Flower Association said at the moment, there was no venue to assist local farmers.
She said through the flower show initiative, local farmers around the country could come together to exchange ideas on how to improve quality and pricing.
“Currently, the quantity and quality of cut flowers is not fit for overseas markets.
“Floriculture can be a thriving industry in the country if changes are made.”
Women groups flew into the nation’s capital to sell their cut flowers ranging from pot plants to cut flowers arrangement for bouquets and table settings as well as seedlings.
The groups came from Goroka in Eastern Highlands; Maprik in East Sepik; Lae in Morobe; Central and NCD while Kokopo and Alotau only sent their cut flowers which sold out. 
Goroka Women in Floriculture vice-president Jennifer Kena said: “We are happy and we are ready to learn a lot of things from other women and teach them what we know.”
The PNG Cut Flower Show will end on Friday.