Saturday, September 15, 2007

Autumn Flower Show



I went Yesterday to The Autumn Flowers show in Harrogate, held in the Yorkshire Show grounds.

The last flower show of the year.I took a mere 150 photos only. This was my Fifth trip with Hils since June.

There were competitions for flowers, vegetables, fruits, Exhibitors displays, Honey and Mead, Flower Arranging, and a wide selection of Arts, crafts, Jewellry, clothing, Yorkshire Foods like cheese, Meats, pork pies, cakes, sweets, drinks, and even a Massage area run by physiotherapists.

It was packed yesterday with people, and the sun was shining.I will show a selection of photos this week. I worked today so my energy levels are low...

Photographed are some of the Gladiolus Display flowers arranged in Vases, with a Selection of classes. The winners got rosettes.

The flowers were all beautiful, but strange in the way that single Stems were displayed.I like my flowers in a garden, as part of a bigger display.

There were Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Roses, Dahlias, Gladiolus, Bonsai,....

Over ninety Nurserys and plant sellers were there.The funny wheeled plastic trolleys were there like at Tatton, for wheeling around all your new plants. There was a plant Creche too....

It was Sunny to start, then it became Autumnal with cloud, and a cold wind.It was a fabulous day out, but even I have become Planted it, after taking over 1200 photos :)

The Next flower show is in April, So I have time to recover from my frequent exposure to masses of plants and flowers.

8 comments:

LostRoses said...

Snappy, they look like "sample" flowers arranged singly like that, don't they? But I guess you do get to appreciate the uniqueness of each one. Though I'm with you on this, I'd rather see them in groups in my garden.

You're going to have a long winter between flower shows!

cat said...

just thought i would have a look at your blog david.in a bit of a rush, have to go to work now.what i've seen is good and interesting.

Andrea's Garden said...

Snappy, they do look strange arranged like that. However, I like to make flower arrangements - usually for friends with gladiolas. Greetings from Germany, Andrea

Julie said...

David,

I love this photo of the gladiolus "competitors" -- a vivid example of what can become of flowers, for good and "strange" too, with intensive human attention.

You're photos are really stunning!

Julie (also a Pisces)

snappy said...

Thanks Oldroses,I need to recover from the five flower trips I have made.I will go back to Harlow Carr though before the next flower shows.To see whats growing on and how they keep Autumn/Winter interest in the 58 acres..
Thanks Cat,Glad you took the time to look.Will see you on Tuesday morning...
Andrea,Gladiolus make lovely cut flowers and last a long time.I heard a trick is to insert a cane in the hollow flower stem to keep them upright, and not drooping...
Thanks Julie,these flowers are like highly trained athletes from the flower world.Perfect examples, not like the rough and ready versions grown in our gardens.It shows Human passion and love to grow them specifically for exhibiting at flower shows!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I love flower shows and I haven't been to one in quite some time. I'll have to live through your visit. I hope you don't mind.

lbc flower delivery philippines said...

Oh' that flower was so cool! This is the first time I saw like that. Anyway, thanks for sharing this post. I enjoyed reading it.



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philippine flowers said...

Lovely flowers! Wish I can also arrange beautiful flowers like that. I want to learn how to arrange flowers cause it so interesting.

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