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Wholesale Market in Vienna

July 16, 2016

On one day of our week of classes, we went on an excursion to Vienna.

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The Flower Hall is mostly for cut flowers, and a few potted plants, mostly imported stuff. If Austrian nurseries grow cut flowers at all, it’s usually just to sell them in their own shop.

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Every time I see so many different Anthuriums, I think of Mr Subjunctive at Plants Are The Strangest People, and I wish I could buy him some plants of those varieties and send them to him to breed with.

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Some of those cut flowers are pretty, but others, like these dyed chrysanthemums, are just plain disgusting.

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The outdoor area is for local growers selling seasonal flowers and vegetable plants.

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There’s also an area for fruit and vegetable sellers, and we walked through the Meat Hall, and there’s other stuff that we didn’t look at. There must be a Fish Hall, since we saw some fish spilled in the parking lot.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 17, 2016 06:14

    That’s . . . that’s a lot of Anthuriums. (Also weirdly familiar-looking: I haven’t seen most of those in person, I think, but I’m just positive I must have been to the website of whoever produces them at some point or another.[1])

    [1] Which I suppose shouldn’t surprise me as much as it does, since I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking at various producers’ websites. I suppose the surprising part is that they apparently really do look like the pictures.

    • July 17, 2016 09:54

      I haven’t seen them online before, but I think I’ve probably seen them in person before, at the trade fair I went to in January.

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