Cari amici oggi voglio parlarvi della Fattoria dei Fiori di Sirao. Un’esplosione di colori e profumi sulla collina barangay nella periferia di Cebu, punteggiata di fiori di Celosia. Vi consiglio di andare nel periodo di fioritura (che si svolge da giugno a gennaio durante la stagione delle piogge), perchè potreste trovarvi all’interno di un campo di tulipani simile ai Paesi Bassi d’Europa. Semplicemente un incanto floreale tutto filippino!!
In the Island of Cebu, Philippines, you will find the famous “Sirao Flower Farm” also called “Mini Amsterdam”. It is located in a mountain barangay just few minutes from JY, Lahug, Cebu City. It was all started when a couple planted flowering plants to be harvested and sold on All Soul’s Day. Then they noticed that their garden was attracting some visitors so they decided not to cut them at all but encouraged them to plant more. The more plants and flowers in the garden they have more visitors too. Since tulips and hyacinths are hard to grow in a hot climate, they planted celosia flowers that are grown in the flower farm. These flowers are as colorful and attractive as the tulips.
Celosia is the main flower grown in Sirao Flower Farm. This flower is considered to be a genus of edible and ornamental plants of the Amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. Its name was derived from the Ancient Greek word “kḗleos” which means “burning” and it refers to its flame-like flower heads. Aside from Celosias, other variety of flowers are grown in the farm. Flowers like sunflower, chrysanthemum, daisy and aster are among the flowers that are planted there. These flowers provide a perfect edge for picture taking.
The Sirao Flower Farm has become one of Cebu’s most visited tourist destinations from the locals and foreigners.
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