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Chelsea Flower Show (ii) A festival of flowers

As the name suggests, Chelsea Flower Show is quite literally a festival of flowers – a splendid, multifaceted, rainbow coloured floral extravaganza of these natural masterpieces, and wow, how many masterpieces were on display in the show’s magnificent floral marquee, where some of the world’s best growers have brought the very best in floral finesse to show the world’s most beautiful species at their very best. From magnificent lush rhododendrons, to sunburst citrus coloured lilies, from lilac and cream tulips to vivd pink cacti, and from delicate mystical orchids to the poker straight, architectural forms of the star-burst allium flowers, I have frankly never seen a collection of floral gems quite like these. And these are just the photographs. Can you imagine the combined perfume of this paradisal bounty? Moving form one stall to the other, I was flushed with memories engendered by the different scents with as great an influx as I was bombarded with the multicoloured, multi-shaped spectacle that was before my eyes. As a floral tribute, it just doesn’t come much better than this. Enjoy!

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7 Comments Post a comment
  1. millie #

    Big THANK YOU for making me feel i was there. BEAUTIFUL!!! 🙂

    May 25, 2013
  2. maru clavier #

    Colorful at the most. Gorgeous captures!

    May 25, 2013
  3. Fabulous photographs and such beautiful flowers! I read an article that there was some controversy over the inclusion of garden gnomes. Do you have any thoughts or opinions regarding garden gnomes?

    May 26, 2013
  4. fabulous pictures, I can smell them all. 🙂

    May 27, 2013

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