Saturday, 19 September 2009

Floriade 2009 Marcia Hines

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.
and 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.


Martha said...

Oh, you made me smile again. The flower pics are lovely and the story about the lady and the daffodils was cute. Our trees are starting to change color here with the approach of autumn ... and winter (sigh).

Elise said...

That cake is fantastic - lovely post, thankyou for your great blog !

Shadow said...

i so love tulips. had a bunch in my house just the other day. and that quote about the faeries is so lovely!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I think your Floriade looks more impressive than the Canberra one! Lovely flower shots!

Sorrow said...

it seems so strange to see spring flowers..
when all around me things are beginning senescence.
but your photo bring a smile as always.

Jane Doe said...

What a phenomenal garden. I love those quotes by Buddha so much I had to write them down. You took some beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing them.

Have a great day,


Merle said...

Dear Linda ~~ Wonderful post about
Floriade ~ a real Canberra specialty
The displays and flowers are just lovely as they are every year. Thanks
for sharing your great photos.
I am so glad you have found a house, so good luck with the big move. Glad you liked the jokes on my post. Sorry
about the disinfectant spill. We all have some fun things happen over time
Take care my friend, Love, Merle.

spottedwolf said...

Gorgeous pictures Lin....what a great outing. The cake is unreal!

Cheffie-Mom said...

What a fun post!! The cake is amazing. Thanks for sharing !!

gs batty said...

thanks...your pics are probable the only way I will ever see your beautiful country, love the pictures

One pair of Hands said...

Beautiful pics. I have just spent several hours in my overgrown patch. These pics are balm for my aching muscles.
I think Marcia Hines has the most beautiful eyes on television.