I have to admit that most of the pictures here are of succulents, and if I had been working hard at bringing a balanced picture of the show, there would be many other examples of form. But you are getting a very personal, skewed version... mine.
Of course, there is interesting form in some of the pictures I've already shown you, particularly the blue raceme (stalk) from "color", and some of the entries under "texture." I'm repeating one, because it's so different close up from farther away.
The first form is very organic. It's a Ficus (fig). Maggie really liked these shapes. I went more for the geometric ones as you will see.
This is the Deuterocohnia brevifolia that was featured in texture. I love this plant close up, but it's awesome in the long view as well!
We found this plant, Haworthia limifolia, taking several different color directions. All were variegated with the dark green and yellow. This one is definitely on my wish list. But in addition to the interesting color variations, The shape is outstanding, and with its shadows, is a winner.
Here's a cactus of the Mammalaria genus. There are lots of them, and they aren't particular favorites of mine. But the geometry of this one is really interesting.
Finally, here's another angular one, Haworthia viscosa. I really like those clean edges and the nested look.
Are you still having fun? I can go a few more days with masks and more succulents, and miniatures for sure. It's mostly brown and gray outside, so we aren't missing much of interest here. If something wonderful happens, I can just interrupt the series.
|See Philadelphia Flower Show 2009- II I didn't do a whole entry on form from last year, but this is close|