Views: 515, Replies: 19 » Jump to the end
The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 3)

By NEILMUIR1
June 14, 2011

Although the first show, The Great Spring Show, goes back to 1862 it was not until 1913 that the show was moved to the Grounds of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. It immediately took the name of Chelsea, and has been the Chelsea Flower Show ever since. It has always been an international show and with modern transportation anything is now possible at this amazing event. Join me on yet another march around Chelsea.

[View the item] Give a thumbs up

Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
Image
Ridesredmule
Jun 13, 2011 6:41 PM CST
Oh, Neil I love the carnivorous plants. Love the pitcher plants everything is beautiful.
I believe I liked this one the best of all 3. Thank you, It is always a good show to see when we have you taking the pictures...
Hugs and nuzzles
Charleen and Charley.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
Jun 13, 2011 7:18 PM CST
do the pitcher plants etc keep the flies down for the spectators?
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters The WITWIT Badge
Image
NEILMUIR1
Jun 13, 2011 7:22 PM CST
Dear Charleen, I bet if I turned up at your house I would end up in the nutcracker. You are all so kind to me, I do not know what to say!
I have to take a lot of pictures to please most people, as not everyone likes pitcher plants! It was lovely to put on your very rare American wild Orchids, I think we may have more than you!
If you want any pictures for your carnivorous plant cubit, you have my full permission to take them off and use then as you so wish!
I cannot be fairer than that. No Copyright just an acknowledgement will do!
My dream is to get to America and cook you something, scones would be nice as Charley would like hem as well.
Group hug
Neil.
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters The WITWIT Badge
Image
NEILMUIR1
Jun 13, 2011 7:25 PM CST
Dear Lucy, they do keep the flies down for the spectators! They also eat the midges of the River Thames, and years ago a rat was silly enough to go in one as it came up from the river. Goodbye rat!
I have two in my garden as they eat wasps and I hate wasps. they eat hundreds of the things. No wonder they are so big!
Regards.
Neil.

Sharran
Jun 13, 2011 8:01 PM CST
Thank you, Neil, another very nice article.
You know i love the slipper orchids!!
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters The WITWIT Badge
Image
NEILMUIR1
Jun 13, 2011 8:49 PM CST
Dear Sharon, I adore them too! This year was exceptional for them at Chelsea, and I have still have pictures of carpets of the Kentucky Ladys Slipper Orchid!
To see and get a picture of the Californian one was a treat for me, although most people did not take any notice of it as they did not know what it was!
I wish you were there with me, I think you really would have had a really great time this year!
The Ladies hats were wonderful as well, and some of hem had orchids on them!
Regards.
Neil.


Sharran
Jun 13, 2011 9:04 PM CST
Wow! Thanks for telling me!
Hugs to my favorite cat, too.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
Image
Ridesredmule
Jun 14, 2011 6:13 AM CST
Neil you are welcome to put them in my carnivorous plants , I would love to have them there.
Thank you.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Image
goldfinch4
Jun 14, 2011 6:33 AM CST
Every picture is more breathtaking than the one before it. Just beautiful! I'm surprised you were able to get such a clear picture with people stomping on you - glad you didn't get hurt. I love the carnivorous plants too, and I sure wish I could grow them. Thanks for continuing with your Show articles. What a treat! Thumbs up
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters The WITWIT Badge
Image
NEILMUIR1
Jun 14, 2011 6:40 AM CST
Dear Chris, so glad you enjoyed it! I hope to go to Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. This is the biggest in the world, oh what fun.
Look out and see if I get there! Or come back in one piece!
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Terri
North Georgia zone 6b
I missed all the spring specials!!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Image
insiderart
Jun 14, 2011 11:28 AM CST
Neil! You are one lucky dude! Love those Nepenthes, so fascinating! I think I would have stood there all day. Thanks for the great photos!
I shall henceforth count you all as enablers of my collecting \"disease\".
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters The WITWIT Badge
Image
NEILMUIR1
Jun 14, 2011 2:40 PM CST
Dear Terri, you call get walked on lucky? Rolling on the floor laughing
Have you seen Part 1 & 2, and soon there will be Part 4.
Glad you enjoyed it though.
Regards from England.
Neil.
+ Phoenix.
Thumb of 2011-06-14/NEILMUIR1/9eb6c1
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
Image
Ridesredmule
Jun 14, 2011 5:25 PM CST
Terri, Neil is a great photograph Maker. Great pictures... Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jun 14, 2011 8:04 PM CST
Neil, finally got a chance to read part 3. I have to keep going back to look at the photos. I have to say that my favorite is the amazing tall orange primrose. What is it called? It took my breath away.
Name: Sherri
Georgia
Image
Seray
Jun 17, 2011 2:02 PM CST
Wonderful Neil! It's funny how a beautiful picture of your favorite plant can make everything seem right with the world. Thank you for the beautiful photography. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters The WITWIT Badge
Image
NEILMUIR1
Jun 17, 2011 2:25 PM CST
Dear Sherri, I am so glad you enjoyed it! Every plant lightens my day up, just another wonder to look at and enjoy. From the sight of Daffodils in the spring to the wonders of an Acer shedding its bark in the cold of the winter, that is joy.
I leave you with my Australian Bottle Brush plant flowering in my garden in England, is this not beautiful? The Bees think so!
Regards.
Neil.
Thumb of 2011-06-17/NEILMUIR1/c7b9dd Thumb of 2011-06-17/NEILMUIR1/f92246
Thumb of 2011-06-17/NEILMUIR1/5e597e Thumb of 2011-06-17/NEILMUIR1/bcdc59
Name: Sherri
Georgia
Image
Seray
Jun 17, 2011 6:53 PM CST
I agree Neil Beautiful! Little buds of Joy!
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hummingbirder Region: New Jersey Dog Lover
Seed Starter Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Onewish1
Jul 18, 2011 5:36 AM CST
oooohhhh wow over the top nice!!!
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters The WITWIT Badge
Image
NEILMUIR1
Jul 18, 2011 5:47 AM CST
Dear Allison, some people get excited about Chelsea as it is a Legend! I have won a Silver, Silver Gilt and a Gold Medal from Chelsea, so it is special to me!
Not as special as researching and restoring a Gertrude Jekyll garden, which is a highlight to me.
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hummingbirder Region: New Jersey Dog Lover
Seed Starter Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Onewish1
Jul 18, 2011 5:49 AM CST
def. something to shout out on the rooftops!! Hurray!

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 3)
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "French Marigold"