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From my walk through Chelsea, to the very last moment – a few hours in the company of the world’s greatest flower show….
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A beautiful addition to the displays, this bronze cooking bowl in which spring flowers – tulips and tree peonies, violas and clematis, the last of the Hellebores are dropped into the shallow clear water. The breeze moves them around in a floral ballet of brownian motion and it is a real delight. Some float, some sink gently and it is quite distracting. And in an earlier combination – primroses for a much more vibrant show, in the stunning Bank of […]
Categories: Abstract Photography, annuals, Art in the landscape, Bedding, Bulbs, colour, Cutting Garden, floristry, Flower Shows, General comment, Hellebore, Petersham Nurseries, Seasonal colour, spring flowering, Spring Garden, Water gardening • Tags: anemones, bowl of beauty, floating flowers, peony, Petersham Nurseries, Primroses, Richmond, Tulips
The Florist’s Bench was crammed full to bursting with Spring loveliness – too good not to share! A kaleidoscope of colour, matched by fresh greens – magical. Credit to Abi Cooke.
Just a little gallery …
Categories: Alpine, annuals, Bedding, container gardening, Exotic, floristry, Fragrant plants, House plants, Indoor gardening, Magnolia, Open to the public, Petersham Nurseries, Seasonal colour, spring flowering, Spring Garden, Tropical • Tags: Calathea, Calceolaria, Cats, early spring, flowers, houseplants, magnolia, Petersham Nurseries, Poppy, Primroses, Sprintime, The Garden Shop, Tropical plants, Twilight
My very talented colleagues Amanda Brame and Noriko Choy worked for two days to create the floral displays for a party this past week and I took rather a lot of photographs of their work and works. The pieces – table decorations and large centre-pieces – had to contain sunflowers, make a stunning autumnal display but for many reasons, add a Latin twist – well, something more exotic than just Chrysanthemums and Dahlias (which were incidentally, entirely absent in these […]