|Entrance to "You Are Brilliant"|
The theme this year was British gardens. To say that I was overwhelmed would be an understatement. I got to the point that I couldn't absorb the huge displays and I started concentrating on individual plants that caught my eye. I'm just going to share some photos that we took.
|Close-up of niche in entry display|
These are glass cylinders filled with orchids and water
with flower covered balls on top
|That's a cricket scoreboard in the background|
|I HAVE to find a place to grow these English Daisies!|
English Daisies were all over the place. From what I can tell through a very quick search, they are perennials (hence the name 'Perennis'), they make a great ground cover, they grow in sun or part shade and they like cooler temperatures. In hotter zones like ours, they'll bloom in the spring with the bulbs and generally stop blooming in June. If anyone has experience with these in Memphis, please share in the comments!
|A sweet cottage garden|
|A hobbit house?|
|One of the large "dinner arrangements" displays|
Floral designers are given themes and compete for ribbons. There are several classes from very large to very small arrangements.
|Color was everywhere|
|Aren't these painted tree trunks fun? Based on the painting propped up below.|
|Another large arrangement - shades of white|
(Reminder: if you're a MAMG intern, leave a comment below about why you need, need, need this pink tote. We'll choose the winner next Wednesday at our PAR Davies workday!)
Stay tuned for more from the Philadelphia Flower Show and from Longwood Gardens!