Monday, July 7, 2014

Chelsea Garden Show #1

How could I have forgotten the very first place we visited?  Possibly because it was so overwhelming, and I had so many photographs to sort through?  Probably.  Anyway, while not the largest flower show in the world, it is close, and it was very crowded as one would expect.

Some of these photographs may have been shown in the very beginning and some as Flower Portraits, but I decided to show them all as part of this particular facet of our trip.  As you look at them, remember the anniversary of D-Day was coming up, and this show was dedicated to the memory of that day in particular and WWII in general.

D is holding our ticket, and if you look at the print at the lower left, you will see how much a ticket cost.  Enough to say it is pricey but not when you realize what you will be seeing.

We saved the tent for last.

You will finally be shown a lot of flower and plant material today - no doors or windows or odd birds . . .

But, of course, there will be water features.  I'd love to have something like this!

Well, this is nice, too, though the unrelieved black (something about the black rubber liner of the pond doesn't have the right quality of blackness to me)  isn't to my taste and where is the fountain?  But this may have been a remembrance garden - one for contemplation, and some find sound distracting.

The colors were wonderful - from dark -

to light.  Lupines are my favorites, as I've probably said before, but the colors in which the are now available?  Oh my!

I love this spikey yellow flower.

A lavender - one with wings but not as fragrant as some.

This is the first of a series on Potters - the sign is at the end.

If you click on this one, you should be able to read it.  Please do, it's worth it.

In this garden (which I really liked) the water ran down the glass wall of this outdoor room (the blue and white porcelain pot is inside - the Imari reflecting ball is in the garden outside)

This reflecting pond was both unique and successful.

How could I pass this up?

It was still early, but the crowds were gathering.

More garden views and flower specimens tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. You captured the beauty of some of my favorite artisan gardens. I missed the sign about the potters. I shall try to learn from your careful documentation.