Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Spring Bulb Festival

In a comment on Marion's blog I said that I would try and post some photos of Floriade in Canberra, which is held from mid-September to mid-October. (I apologise for the quality but these are photos of photos.)











One of the many beds of annuals. Posted by Picasa


Valerie F. - you are an absolute genius. The posting of the photos worked like a charm. Thank you.

17 comments:

susan said...

Wow, Alice, this is fantastic! It reminds me of photos my folks took while in Holland in the 50s. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon K said...

What beautiful pictures of God's creation. I can all most smell the flowers in your pictures. I enjoy all the phots that you post.

Flossy said...

The colours are glorious. I will put the Floriade on my list of things I'd like to visit!

jellyhead said...

What stunning flowers! You must love Floriade.

Lulu said...

how beautiful! i adore flowers..

Takoma Gardener said...

THANK YOU!

abe/happy said...

It would be great to pop over and visit Floriade this year :-)

abe/happy said...

Im looking my hardest to try an see if I can get hold of those snowdrops thanks for letting me know that we can get them here Alice :)

Kerri said...

Alice, I've never seen anything so glorious! All those beautiful colors!! How do they water all those flowers?
It's funny thinking of tulips and other Spring bulbs blooming in Sept. and Oct. Our trees are turning the beautiful colors of fall at that time.

Wendy A said...

Wow! That is spectacular! It sure shows up the Royal Hobart Botanical Gardens in the blooming bulbs catagory.

Alice said...

Abe/Happy - you should be able to buy Snowdrop or Snowflake bulbs fairly soon from any nursery or store that sells plants and garden supplies. You can buy them in packets same as daffodils, ranunculus, freesias, etc. Just leave them in the ground and they will multiply in no time.

Kerri said...

Abe/Happy, I wish I could send you some of mine..the little devils take right over and I'm always looking for people to give them to!
I LOVE seeing them open their sweet white flowers so early though.

judypatooote said...

Tulips were always my moms favorite. When I was young, she would buy bulbs from a friend of my dads, who grew and sold very special ones...... and when my hubby was alive my daughter went to Holland, and she sent us 100 bulbs, and some are still growing in my back yard... great pictures Alice........

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Alice...
What fab pictures of the Floriade, they remind me so much of the floral displays I enjoyed in Holland. The perfume was exquisite. Thanks for searching them out. Marion

Sonia said...

Wow Alice, those flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us!

Rachel said...

Oh just beautiful!! So pretty with all those rows of colors. Thanks for these pictures, just great.

Marlene Depler said...

Gorgeous flowers! Would love to see them in person. Thanks for posting these photos.

Marlene