Under the large Pavilion at the annual Chelsea Flower Show, you find a rainbow of color. I was drawn, of course to the tulips. Other than the Keukenhof Tulip gardens in Holland, I've never seen so many beautiful and interesting varieties of tulips in one setting.
You can't beat these!
Other displays included gladiolas,
and of course, roses.
The kind you dream about.
Did you know there were so many varieties of lavender?
Wish I could bottle the scent of the hyacinth display. I never knew they came in as many colors.
Assortment of daffodils
And I fell in love with the irises.
These brown ones in the show winning garden were interesting.
But my favorite flower of the show was this pink, almost peach, and lavender iris.
Here's a close-up.
Not to be left out were the vegetables that were too pretty to eat!
I can't close without showing a couple of fashion icons in their "garden suits." Shoes to match, of course. The ladies were just as elegant, and absolutely posh--too many to photograph and show here, but you get the idea. Just summer evening garden party attire--guess I'll have to consider giving up the shorts and flip-flops when I'm invited to the countryside for a garden party here in England. More online at the Royal Horticulture Society's website if you're interested in seeing and learning more.