here we go...
setting sail for the garden show
Ellerslie International Flower Show 2009
I have the perfect spot for that water feature. :)
The little red succulent is interesting. Does anyone know what it is?
Oh yes, Dalfyre. I see that water feature from the High Tea display would really fit right in out the back of the Tea Room.
Lovely pictures . Jean.
I really go for the sail I will have one of those as soon as I gather the materials .
the succulent garden was a wow for me, show me more really enjoying ideas are forming whate I can do in my garden .----------Sammut
Teressa the photos are just magic, you must have been in heaven, please feel free to post some more.
oh - I heard the man say what the red succulents are - he was selling them off at that stage.
If I had money on me I would have bought some.
erk - I cannot recall that name... it has been mentioned here as I recognised it when he said it.
I suspect our succulent lovers will know & hopefully enlighten us.
Inside the Starlight Marquee, this was the West Coast display.
The photos do not do it justice as the flash strips out the colour.
The heaps of white stones had a light underneath so they glowed, there were pools of water with dry ice creating a flowing mist over the mossy banks, the globes also had lights that slowly dimmed & then brightened...
it was quite cool - literally as in places they had a misty 'rain' from overhead sprinklers.
Plantings were NZ natives
Some people are so incredibly imaginative, and they've done a fantastic job too.
Dalfyre, I'm enjoying your pics far more than the majority of the 'official' ones - thankyou! :)
It's difficult to imagine the planning and preparation that must go into creating any of these gardens. Firstly, coming up with a show-stopping concept would be difficult enough, then sourcing the perfect plants and finally putting it all together to look natural all at lightening speed.
Gardengal - glad you like them...
I was thinking of the DG members when I took the photos.
I wanted to share more than just how things looked but how I saw them - and that meant getting pics from some odd angles.
Glad there weren't huge crowds on the Sunday afternoon:)
This next pic shows clever use of borrowed landscape.
All those background trees are part of the park behind the display.
I think it would have looked odd without that bit of 'cheating'.
Keep them coming dalfyre, they are just lovely, i love the greenstone it is awsome.
Dalfyre, I am just amazed at the talent and imagination. Your photos are great and certainly captured the things we all like. Those succulents look good enough to eat.
I did like the undersea effect.
I asked about Dalfyre, with regard to the red succulent, does Sempervivum ring any bells?
I can see I am going to have to track down which one it is. I definitely NEED some. lol
Looking forward to seeing more pics when you have the time.