Back to the Flower Show today. This was one of the judged display categories. The design had to include some sort of push cart.
This was the blue ribbon winner. Title "To Bee or Not to Bee." Intent: "On a sunny garden path in southern France, a community gathers seeking to strengthen the declining bee population..." Judges said, "The scale and authenticity of the cart filled with a variety of well-grown plants captures the imagination." There are 19 different kinds of plant.
There were two red ribbons given. One was called "Dreaming of Liguria." Intent: "Along the Ligurian coastline of Genoa is the Italian Rivera where the golden umbrella of the sun embraces the rocky hillsides..." Judges said, "The consideration of space and color, and well-ordered placement of plants made a pleasing design. Better compatibility of the plant material would have been more instructive." There are 22 different varieties of plant.
The other red ribbon went to "Fleur de Lune Apothecaire." Intent: "A traveling apothecary rests amongst the shady trees of Baou Saint Jeannet..." Judges said, "Repetition of plants and containers creates a balance within the design. Some of the plant material was not compatible with each other." [these are flower show judges, not grammarians]. 22 kinds of plants.
And a white ribbon was awarded to "Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Bats, Beetles." Intent: "The stone walk is a perfect path for wheeling this cart filled with containers of flats... to draw pollinators..." Judges said, "Construction of the wooden boxes to fill the cart was creative. The overuse of ivy diminished the impact. Smoothing the path would make for an easier passage." 21 varieties of plant.
What do you think? I really like the old wheelbarrow and the organization of the winner. The color of the second one was stunning too. I thought the shopping cart was clever but it limited the design of the display a lot, and they didn't use the whole space.
There are still tons of things to show you from the flower show. Of course we haven't even ventured into my love of the succulents and the begonias, and I haven't showed you my favorite commercial display yet either. Hope you are enjoying these posts.
In other news: today was a non-starter. I woke up at 4 am for no reason I can discern, but finally got back to sleep. Then when I got up, I couldn't wake up all day long. Went to the post office to mail some books, napped and read. Still tired.
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