Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AtoZBlogChallenge:G is for Gardens


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My theme this year is Burma AKA Myanmar. I used to live in Laos, so this was a return to Southeast Asia that I looked forward to. I spent a little over three weeks exploring this country, learning a bit about its culture: its history, religion, and language. I thought others might enjoy some of what I learned and see some of what I saw.
Pyinoolwin Botanical Gardens

Hundreds of Acres of Garden

If you've seen one orchid, have you seen them all?

Probably not.

All of these are outside and lush.
Besides the Botanical Garden, they have amazing Floating Gardens with all kinds of fresh produce.

A Tomato Patch
Answers to F: What do you know about fishing in Burma?

T 1. The Burma Banks boasts marlin of up to 1,200 pounds. (The government has opened a lot of fishing along the coast for tourism, including fishing and fishermen are lining up with their rod and reels.)

F 2. Burma has little or no licensing system like other countries in that region. ( This country has more licensing than others in the area.)

NOW what do you know about botanical gardens in Burma?

T/F 1. Burma can boast several amazing botanical gardens similar to PyinOoLwin.

T/F 2. The botanical gardens are totally under government control.
Answers tomorrow. 

43 comments:

  1. Floating gardens - clever! Never needs watering.

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  2. I think some orchids are the most beautiful flowers on earth and others are ugly as sin :) You have some lovely pictures there. You're the second person to do gardens today - lovely topic.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  3. I would love to visit those lush gardens! Floating gardens sounds like the perfect garden!

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  4. Oh I love all the flowers! I've only been to Malaysia, but this is on my list.

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  5. WOW! Look at all of those cool gardens. I love the floating idea and those flowers are gorgeous!

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  6. Nice to find another country specific a2z challenge blog!
    Mine's at www.borntobeatourist.co.uk
    Good luck in completing the challenge! x

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  7. Those flowers look so lush and beautiful :-)

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  8. Wonderful post... Welcome in the letter "G"... thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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  9. Those flowers look so lush and beautiful :-)

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  10. Oh my goodness, these are beautiful. The colors are so stunning and the green is so lush. Gorgeous.

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  11. I adore gardens! That tomato patch is neat.

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  12. The gorgeous side of Burma! I love flowers. They're just so perfect. No artist could make anything so wonderful as nature.

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  13. Awesome pictures, Mother Nature is a wonderful thing,
    Having moved six weeks ago where there was a garden where all sorts of birds and squirrels used to come.......I fed them of course. I do miss my garden and all the creatures. Thanks for a wonderful post.
    Yvonne.

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  14. What lovely gardens. Thank you for brightening up my gray and stormy day. :)

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  15. Those flowers are spectacular. In the high desert, our native flowers are so teeny. Untethered Realms / MPax

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  16. Hi Lee - the botanical gardens must be amazing as too the water gardens ...

    I imagine (1) is not true, and the 2nd is true ..

    Fascinating to know they're nurturing their flora .. cheers Hilary

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  17. Another pretty set of gardens for G. If I could grow flowers like those maybe my garden wouldn't be full of weeds.

    Scribbles From Jenn - Visiting from the A to Z Challenge

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  18. These flowers are so beautiful and they must smell divine. The colours and lushness of it all. So I will again say True to both questions...let's see how I do(hahahaaa)

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  19. Floating gardens? Pretty neat. I wouldn't be surprised if the gardens are controlled by the government...

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  20. I'm not the only one posting about gardens today, and I can see why. There's so many of them and they're absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for your visits here today. We're on G, guys!

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  21. I've never seen tomatoes floating as they are grown. That is so cool, and the orchids!! Wow, thanks for sharing... Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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  22. Keeping my record of not getting both right, I'm going to say true for both today.

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  23. Gorgeous photos. It would be lovely to just spend the day there.
    Play off the Page

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  24. Wow! Beautiful photos. I'm in awe of the floating gardens, as well. I'm going to keep those in mind for a story, at some point. :) Thanks for sharing and inspiring, C. Lee!

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  25. Incredible gardens! I can't wait for everything to start blooming. Hope is here...the daffodils have bloomed. Yippee!

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  26. I like walking through botanical gardens. There's a really cool Japanese garden close by that's open to the public.

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  27. Beautiful flowers! And I really love the floating garden. How cool.

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  28. How beautiful. We have the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens here...I've never been. I feel bad about that now!

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  29. I am loving the tropical look of the flowers. Gorgeous!

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  30. Looks stunning, such bright colours.

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  31. I love the orchid pictures. Probably my second favorite flower. JEN Garrett

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  32. Wow, the photos are really beautiful. I was lucky enough to visit an orchid garden in Bali. They are such gorgeous flowers, and they come in so many varieties we'd otherwise never get to see.

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  33. I've never been to a floating garden. I'd love to see it one day.

    Stunning photos!

    You can find me here:
    ClarabelleRant

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  34. Those look like beautiful gardens :)

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  35. Gorgeous photos! Those flowers look fabulous.

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  36. Those orchids are gorgeous!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
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  37. The orchids are DIVINE!
    I saw some beautiful Japanese gardens over at another blog....

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