Spring arrived in Greenwich CT last Thursday with Preview of Spring 2015: “HANAMI”, celebrating the transient beauty of flowers, a GCA Major Flower Show. Here is a floriferous post to keep the spirits high.
This show is held every three years in the precincts of Christ Church in Greenwich. Being held in winter, and especially THIS WINTER, the abundant classes of forced bulbs brightened the spirits.
Forced bulb classes in “Hanakotoba – The Language of Flowers” featured Narcissus “Pink Charm” and N. “Falconet”, Hyacinthus “White Pearl” and H. “Gypsy Queen”, Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) “Rosalie” and H. “Double Record”.
Thank you to the dedicated horticulturalists who cut frozen (SOLID I’m sure) branches to force to bloom for “Shizen”. The witch hazel, above, smelled heavenly.
“Wa – Harmony” was a mixed bulb collection. These delightful entries made everyone smile, and the Best In Show sign on the one immediately above made the exhibitor smile too!
“Garden Path”, a floral design class, was staged on low, square platforms, viewed from the top. Directly above is the Fenwick Medal winner.
More gardens in the Horticulture division, three of the six gardens in “The Great within the Small”, a miniature garden class for a garden inspired by a Japanese garden. All this material needed to be rooted and keeping proper scale of all the components was a key principle.
Harmonizing and contrasting with the many pink flowers of the show, these vibrant coleus plants stood out bright and strong! Next post, floral designs!