The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 1): Oh Neil that is WONDERFUL

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The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 1)

By NEILMUIR1
June 1, 2011

Despite the driest April and May I can remember, Chelsea this year again raised the standards for everyone else to follow. How do you get the most famous Flower Show in the world any better? Please follow me on some trips through the legend that is the Chelsea Flower Show.

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Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
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cececoogan
May 31, 2011 7:16 PM CST
Neil you outdid yourself this time. The wide angle photos are ever so great. The pictures so beautiful they brought more than one tear to my eye. To think I may never see anything as beautiful as the Chelsea flower show.

Thank you my dear friend for taking me on this tour through your eyes and camera. I will never ever forget anything so beautiful.
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 31, 2011 8:40 PM CST
I can't thank you enough Neil for my trip to the Chelsea Flower Show this year. I could have sat all day by that water mill. And the Patricia Kent rose looks so beautiful, like a white bowl full of lemon curd. Yum. : )
I just didn't know where to look next. I could almost smell the scent of the hyacinths.
Thank you, and thank you again Neil.
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 1, 2011 1:20 AM CST
Dear Ladies, thank you for your lovely comments! You have only seen a bit as I am busy doing the second Article and there may be a third! I took 1380 photos getting jostled all the time, hours of computer work sorting photos out, but it was worth it to bring a smile to peoples faces! Cherie you are in for more treats as Chelsea went very Cottage Garden this year, and as for you Lynn it went Semp. mad. They had Yorkshire dry stone walls filled with semps to things like this.
Regards to you both and my next Article will be out Tuesday.
Neil.
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jun 1, 2011 3:38 AM CST
What a wonderful way to start my day Neil, thank you so much! I just love the water features, especially the huge bowl in the M&G Garden, and the water running through the walkways in the Homebase Garden. These pictures really thrilled me since so many of the plants I'm crazy about are shown (heucheras, clematis, lilies) and I'm also looking forward to seeing the sempervivums. I can't imagine having to sort through 1380 photos. Thanks for sharing this experience with us. Now I have to go back and look at them all again! Smiling
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 1, 2011 3:55 AM CST
Dear Chris, thank you for your comments. It is a lot of hard work, but is worth it in the end. Chelsea is the most Famous Flower show in the world, now we have Hampton Court next which is the biggest in the world! My feet and arms still ache from Chelsea let alone Hampton Court, oh well into the fray again!
Got to finish my Part 2 then there might be a part 3.
They had a stand there with one of my favorites the Candelabra Primroses, mind blowing!
The Nepenthe's from the Philippines and Malaysia were amazing!
Here is one.
Regards.
Neil.
p.s. If you like it tell others, if not tell me!
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Name: Kathy
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boojum
Jun 1, 2011 4:01 AM CST
Hi Neil!! What a super show this year. Thanks for sharing your photos!!!!
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 1, 2011 4:07 AM CST
Dear Kathy, when I have finished with all the orchid ones any you want you can have!
Regards.
Neil.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jun 1, 2011 5:06 AM CST
Wow, that The Nepenthes doesn't even look real! It's fabulous!
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Name: Magga
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magga
Jun 1, 2011 7:34 AM CST
I know it´s not quite the same as being there but you will keep me smiling for a week at least. Great pictures Neil. Thanks for being such a wonderful guide, The colors, the smells and the sounds of water, I love it. Maybe sometime I shall be there in person. Hope you will show us lots more of your stunning pictures.
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Name: Rannveig
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rannveig
Jun 1, 2011 7:57 AM CST
Neil - fabulous photos of an amazing show Thumbs up Looking forward to part 2 :)
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 1, 2011 11:17 AM CST
That really is mind blowing Neil. The Nepenthes looks like a piece of art glass. How amazing.
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 1, 2011 11:17 AM CST
Thank you Ladies! So glad you liked it.
Regards.
Neil.

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