Thursday, 27 October 2011

The Show is Hot!

Girlfriend  Wendy  and  I  had a play day on Tuesday,
 it was a bright sunny day when we started out ...... rained later in the afternoon.....still we managed to take in   Hamilton's Mum show at Gage Park......  |This  Chrysanthemum show started in  1920 and each year  has a theme  , this year fire!

Welcoming walkway

A salute to firemen.
 With Volunteer firemen in the family certainly could not miss this show.

See the hose pouring water onto the bright red fire...

                                                              Cute  Dalmatian doggie!

Helmets almost hidden in the mums

Fire Mountain
Even a firebreathing dragon.

 Spider mum are my fav.So many shapes and colours!

 Mt Shasta is this big white pompom.Always a show stopper.

Lovely bicolour

Mauve, ruby red  , pink, purple and white combos

Isn't this  an amazing colour  this is a single stem  mum with  many flowers at the top I believe it is called a drumstick mum
Accenting the mums     are coleus... some most interesting colour combos......

Who wouldn't want to cozy up in this spot...

 carpet of mums   too!
Have to mentioned the intoxicating  fragrance..walk into the greenhouse and it is a heart melting  scent..
Wonder if I can add some of these beauties to my tiny garden...........Yummmmm..


Barbara F. said...

Oh Rosemary, this is my idea of a play date!! What gorgeous flowers!! Some I have never seen in my life. My dad was a fireman so I loved all the fireman designs - just fantastic. The bench and chairs with the flower seat cushions and pillows - I want them!!! Thanks for sharing this fun play date. xo

Rosanne said...

This looks beautiful! What a fun outing!

Donna Heber said...

Wow! What fantastic pictures and flower designs. Wish I could have been there too.

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Hi Rosemary, I have never heard of this show, but it looks great based on your pictures. You did a beautiful job with your camera. The pictures are just stunning! I wonder if the show is still on this weekend. I wouldn't mind going.Have a great weekend!

Rosemary said...

Thanks for all the nice comments
This show is still on this weekend if you are in the Hamilton area...

Karen said...

Rosemary, we DO love the same things, don't we? What a fantastic show, all the colors and the talent to put this all together; it's amazing. I'm so glad you shared this with us, I've never seen anything so beautiful.

Thank you for the sweet comments on my last post, I appreciated them very much!

verobirdie said...

Oh dear, it is stunning! And those spider chrysanthems: love them

Kathryn said...

What a gorgeous place... looks like this would be somewhere I would like to go!!!