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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Day trip to Ramat Menashe

It was a beautiful winter day with 20 degrees Celsius and certainly not one to stay indoors.
It looks like the weather not only confuse People thinking that it is already Spring but it also confused the nature including flowers.
So we took of to Ramat Menashe park
http://www.israelinphotos.com/tour-ramat-menashe.htm in the Northern part of the country to see the flowers bloom.
We concentrated our trip to a place in the park called Cyclamen Hill,and as you can see the pictures it was a very pleasant sight.

No day trip will be completed with out having something to eat, so we stoped to grab a hot,tasty,fresh pita just of the oven.
The pita can be filled with goat cheese and herbs what makes it DELICIOUS.

Cyclamen are a genus of plants containing 20 species, which are part of the family of Primulaceae, the Primrose family. In the wild, their distribution is centred on the mediterranean, being natives of parts of Europe, western Asia and parts of North Africa. They are tuberous plants and have no obvious affinity with Primroses, although they do resemble the North American Dodecatheon in having reflexed petals.
Their habitats range from Fagus (Beech) woodland, through scrub and rocky areas, to alpine meadows where they flower in snow meltwater.
The genus is notable for the fact that although it is small, there are species which flower in every month of the year.

In cultivation, there are some species which are definitely hardy, some which are borderline, and a few species which will not tolerate any frost.
The genus also provides florists plants in the form of cultivars based on Cyclamen persicum. These are generally winter and spring flowering plants which are available in a wide range of colours.

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