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Friday, December 07, 2007

Flower Chosen for the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show Poster

Just for fun, you might be interested to know that the flower has been chosen that will grace the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show official poster....and you'll never guess what it is! Okay, because it's me, you might...and you'd be right...a daylily!

Go here to have a look for yourself. Isn't this exciting! You might remember that I subscribe to the AHS Email Robin and it was on there that I learned about this. The hybridizer is Eve Lytton who named her creation GRACE AND FAVOUR, her first registration.

Daylilies aren't quite as popular in the UK as they are here, but I think things are beginning to change. When I visited Chelsea in '06, I was rather shocked that amongst all the wonderful plants under the grand pavilion, I think I saw only one rather humble daylily. Hmmm, things are looking up! (Which reminds me....maybe in the dark days of winter, we can revisit my Chelsea trip...I know I'd like to! Besides, I think I never did post about some other stuff on that trip...)

Stay warm!


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kate said...

Now that is really cool! It's about time, I'd say. I would enjoy reading more about your Chelsea trip as well as more about your Sissinghurst one too.

btw, Lytton is the name of my big, brown dog!

Annie in Austin said...

How nice that your faves are getting some attention from the designers and the Chelsea Show, GG!

I can't help but notice, however, that the chosen daylily isn't one of the pink fluffy types, but has a dramatic color and a comparatively simple and unruffled shape.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

happyg said...

I was in Chelsea in 2006, my favorites were the small gardens down a side path. I also went to Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and on the tour I was on we went to Monet's garden in France. It was a great tour although a little cool in England, not too much in bloom at Sissinghurst but still so beautiful there. I could definitely live there. I just discovered blogs and a good thing too, not much gardening with a foot of snow on the ground. have a great day...TTFN...Sue

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