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On A Lighter Note

The Chelsea flower show is getting set to begin. This is one of the best shows in the world and they always have a nice website.


1 Mitch { 05.22.07 at 1:38 am }

Nice website – hublet told me he saw a nice tree in one of the gardens when it was on the telly, I’m off to have a looksee if I can find out what it was!

2 Bryan { 05.22.07 at 12:02 pm }

When I was flying to Britain I would try to schedule a trip during the show. Some of it is off the wall, but the sights and smells are a vacation in themselves.

3 jams o donnell { 05.22.07 at 2:05 pm }

Oh. it’s absolutely wonderful Bryan. The only downside is perhaps that it’s a victim of its own success. It is very crowded and that detracts from teh fun. We like to see it on tv (BBC2 does shows from the festival)

4 Bryan { 05.22.07 at 2:29 pm }

The downside to seeing it on the telly is that you don’t get the smell.

5 jams o donnell { 05.22.07 at 4:08 pm }

That’s true, sadly

6 Steve Bates { 05.23.07 at 12:52 am }

“The downside to seeing it on the telly is that you don’t get the smell.” – Bryan

Hmm. With some political events, e.g., the Republan candidate debates, that’s the upside.

7 Bryan { 05.23.07 at 1:05 pm }

If you have ever attended one of these you would know the joy of real roses. Most of the American hybrids don’t have an aroma, while some of the British roses are grown specifically for their aroma.

It’s a wondrous time.

8 Steve Bates { 05.23.07 at 6:13 pm }

In my 20s I had the good fortune to live close enough to my place of employment in the Texas Medical Center to walk to work, and the path, across Houston’s second largest park, Hermann Park, took me straight through the Houston Garden Center’s rose garden. (A fence now prevents that walk. And my lovely apartments have since been demolished, and a high-end high-rise erected in their place. Sigh.) Back to topic… the Garden Center had many different kinds of roses. It didn’t take long for me to learn which roses to stop and smell, and the experience brightened many a dark day.

9 Bryan { 05.23.07 at 7:19 pm }

There ought to be a law against a rose without an odor – That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. – unless it was one of these hybrids – a Frankenflower.