Here are some pictures I took today at Floriade.
The first picture is of songstress Marcia Hines. What a gracious, talented, lovely lady she is. The concert went for about an hour and a half today and I thoroughly enjoyed it. She is so good. I know she has to be at least 5 years older than me but she looks so good. Oh, those genes have so much to answer for don't they. Not fair to some of us in the looks department.
This great cake was in the interflora tent. Cool.
One of the garden beds. Hyacinths, tulips and daffodils.
This bed was mostly tulips and daffodils. My giggle of the day came right in this spot. A lady was excitedly running along this bed sprouting her floral knowledge. Looking at the daffodils and jonquils, saying loudly so all around her could hear, that these were absolutely lovely tulips and that she had not seen ones like this before with 6 petals and that bit in the centre. She was sure that there were no tulips like that in the display last year. Love it hehehehe.
This was one of the displays there today. I liked this.
Here is another one.
The garden beds are divided up into themed sections. The theme for this years floriade festival is body, mind and soul. These next few pics are some of the different flower bed area descriptions and plans. If you enlarge them you can read them.
Aw Pretty. Tulips and English daisies.
Yellow Tulip, and white english daisies.
Red tulip and more English daisies.
Tulips, iris, daffodils and pansies.
Breathtakingly beautiful pure white tulips, singles and doubles with more red tulips behind them.
Tulip perfection. No not its name, just my interpretation.
The festival. The bed in the centre of this pic is supposed to look like the ocean rising and falling. Cool.
And the pic below is part of the orchid display inside the C.S.I.R.O. tent.
I took about 60 photos today at floriade. These are just a few of my favourites.