Monday, May 18, 2009

Chelsea Flower Show/ and more Bluebells

A fellow blogger from Holly Becker's Blogging Your Way class, kindly gave Treeaware a mention on her blog- Studio G. This is a really inspiring blog as Rochelle Greayer, apart from being a writer, is a landscape designer, running Greayer Design Associates in Harvard MA.

This being the start of Chelsea Flower Show week in London, I was particularly interested to see that in the past she has designed two gardens for the Royal Horticultural Society- once being a Bronze medalist for a garden designed to raise awareness of domestic violence and on another occasion- for Chelsea- designing an outdoor spa set in a Colorado native aspen grove, highlighting the influence of Native Americans by incorporating traditional Kiva. I am particularly attached to Chelsea as I was a student at the Chelsea Art School and on the last day of the Flower Show the college was always full of flowers- and the strong smell of flowers- brought home by students- flowers that would otherwise be thrown away.

A new departure at the Flower Show this year: one designer- James May- has filled his garden with beautifully modelled Plasticine flowers- apparently he has had problems keeping them upright in the rain today...

Coincidentally, Rochelle has recently shown a post on Virginia Bluebells- very different from our English ones. Here are some of the images from Studio G:

1 comment:

rochelle at Studio 'g' said...

wow the plasticine doesn't withstand the rain!!...shocking...make me giggle a bit.