One of the fun things about the flower show was the number of animals that were made of plant materials fastened to forms or made completely of natural materials.
Although I tried really hard to minimize the number of people showing in most of my pictures, I left them in this view of the giraffe so that you can see how large it is.
Also part of the Africa display, this lion had a skeleton of twisted branches. I thought this was very creative, but I'm showing you the back view, because the face wasn't so good. It looked like an English Sheepdog rather than a lion.
On the other hand, the elephant picture is from the rear simply because I ran out of time to go around to the other side of the India display and get a picture of its face. It is obviously much more realistic, but the technique was to cover a form with petals. It looks great, but is less creative.
I thought the flamingos weren't as well done as the parrots. There was a whole group of parrots, and they were also very creative- not simply forms covered with flowers.
There were several shaped topiaries, but I thought this corgi was the best. Of the ones that were part of the flower show competitive entries, this one took first place.
Finally, I really like this lobster! It was part of a display called "Maine to Florida," that was supposed to be like a road trip on Route 1. The middle of the journey was pretty much missing, but the ends were cute- the Maine lobster in particular.
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