What made this display so interesting and different was the fact that there wasn’t a flower to be found and this was the Philadelphia FLOWER Show:
Maybe because I saw it near the end of my visit, it was a chance to rest the eyes a bit. But every time I walked away, I eventually made my way back. There were at least three different Carex cultivars used and home boy is a sucker for any Carex.
After a little research, I found this description of the “Garden of the Gods”:
A fantasy rock garden inspired by the wind-carved stone formations and lunar-like landscape of Garden of the Gods, an unexpected high-desert area on the island of Lanai. Legend says ancient Hawaiian gods created the garden by dropping boulders from the sky.
I also found this on the designer’s web site, Handmade Gardens:
Michael Petrie is known in horticultural circles for his wildly beautiful and unconventional exhibits for the Philadelphia Flower Show, many of which have won “Best in Show”.
I couldn’t agree more with that statement as I totally dug what the display was going for.
Before I get to some additional photos, here is a link to the video for the “making of” The Garden of the Gods.
OK, photo time:
What do you think? You with me on this one?