Friday, February 4, 2011

Show Color and Favourite Flower

Click on photos to enlarge...these are Russell Lupines

My thoughts are still brimming with color, texture and style ideas.... and ....the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show. If you have ever thought of attending...DO IT)))) There's still plenty of time to book your flight and take "the tour". I linked to one but there are plenty out there.

So drawn to the high impact color specimen displays, I must have taken hundreds of photos.  Do you fancy seeing a few from 2005? Not many...I don't want to bore you but, it is nice to share don't you think and it is so cold and white outside.

The Great Pavilion is, as they say, "The Centerpiece" of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. World class plant specialists and growers absolutely amaze the many thousands of visiting public with their skill and knowledge. 

However do they make these bouquets stand out, so full, lush and beautiful, dripping in blooms, virtual mountains of beauty. These are Aquilegia ..Columbine..."granny bonnets" of my favourite flowers.

But, my all time favourite flower....sweet beautiful and almost always, delightfully fragrant. Just look at these bouquets.

If you can't get to Chelsea, rest assured Nova Scotia communities have wonderful and sometimes competitive displays as well. Entering specimens or arrangements is quite thrilling and satisfying...just plain fun even without the competition side of it and there's always tea you know)))). Folks can join clubs all through the province and you only need to look here to find a garden club near you.


  1. Wonderful to see all the color and forms! I love the Delphiniums!! Beautiful photos Brenda!

  2. I am always amazed at the images of the Chelsea Flower Show... years ago Victory Garden on PBS would visit with Peter Seabrooke giving the tour and it was wonderful... Larry

  3. Brenda,
    This is wonderful, such color and ideas. Thanks for the link to NSAGC. South Shore Gardeners will be on show this spring with the annual convention being held here at Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island in June.
    Brenda H.

  4. OH my, such bright, beautiful photos Brenda! I tried to pick a favorite ... I can't ... they are all so pretty! So nice to see in the middle of winter!!

  5. Are you kidding me!!!!! Wow.. amazing photos. I almost feel like I'm there.. I can just smell the heavenly fragrance of those sweet peas.. fyi - i have some striped heirloom sweet pea seed to share with you this spring.. along with more tatsoi, etc.. ahhhh.. a nice break in the middle of a crazy day.. :)

  6. I had to look twice at those lupines - orange?! and what appears to be an endless wall of delphiniums. Thanks for the hit of colour on such a white white white ( and more to come white) day.