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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Northwest Flower and Garden Show Funny Business

One of the gardens at the NWFGS, "Over The Moon"  was quite interesting.  The large full moon worked perfectly in the darkness of the show gardens area.






 Later in the show, this sign appeared.  It wasn't clear where said escorts would be so I searched the internet for escort services...

The results were not G rated!  Why would  the creators of  "Over the Moon" support such an industry?  (X Factor award went to another garden.)

It makes sense that a woman wearing an evening gown would be a lady of the evening, right?

For some reason, these lovely ladies didn't find that logical at all.  

Looks like the old woman who lived in a shoe finally figured out what to with all of her children.  I hope this addition to the place will help.  There didn't seem to be anyone home.


Maybe once the kids were grown, the old lady downsized to this mushroom. 

 A glorious display from the Northwest Orchid Society.  Funny, they didn't ask me to use any of my orchids.  Guess they didn't want any crispy brown dead plants in their garden.  Go figure. 

One would imagine that fish out of water would feel a little blue.  



And don't you forget it!  Also  Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is pronounced thlann vyre pooth gwinn gith gogg-erra kweern drobbooth lann tuss-ill-yo goggo gauk. There will be a test so do practice.   Perhaps this video will help.

  

Happy Friday All!

26 comments:

  1. I wondered about those 'for photograph" chair thingies when I saw the first photos.Your models made the best of them, but it did not look like a successful venture on the part of the designer.

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    1. Yes, those things never really looked like dresses.

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  2. Humorous post as always Peter, happy Friday!

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  3. I enjoy the way you find humor in so many things. "Bone-sigh" is funny and annoying. Glad I don't live in that town, I have enough to think about with all the Spanish, German, and Cajun names in Texas.

    Fun way to pick up all those odds and ends from the show.

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    1. It's either laugh or cry - I choose the former. At first I found Bone-sigh annoying but then I thought that hearing bahn-zie over and over would be even more annoying. Happy weekend, Shirley!

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  4. Thanks for the morning chuckle. Too bad that planted skirt made me look so huge. Nigel and I have actually been to that Welsh town with the long, unpronounceable name.

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    1. Always happy to amuse! The planted skirts didn't seem to be flattering to anyone. I've been to Wales but never to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. It becomes easier to pronounce after listening to the song a billion and five times.

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  5. The pronunciation guidance made me laugh but I guess a bonsai expert might get tired of hearing the word mispronounced. My mother, a Finn, used to correct anyone (which meant almost everyone) who mispronounced "sauna" but, after years of hearing those corrections, that gets tiring too.

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    1. There is a lovely Finnish woman in the choir I direct who makes that same correction. Love it!

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  6. I'm trying to imagine having a makeover show where I could walk out in my backyard and have the moon garden and gazebo, I would think I had gone to heaven. Funny post, x-rated. I would go along with the bahn-zie. I sent your url to an old friend from Wales to see if she reacts. Maybe she even would know what it meant.;-) Cute garden chair photos.

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    1. I wouldn't mind my back yard looking like that either. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a large village in Wales. The name means Saint Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool and the parish church of Saint Tysilio of the red cave. The name was made up in the 1860's as a publicity stunt.

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  7. Now you know why most people call the village in Wales Llanfair-PG! Super post as usual.

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    1. That village name does take some practice to learn! Thanks Pauline. Hope you've had a great weekend!

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  8. "Over the Moon" garden was one of my favorites in the show. It's a lovely composition, not to mention the owl in mid flight. The mushroom 'home', also a favorite, made me laugh. It had a tiny post in the front yard that said: "shroom for rent".

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    1. Oh, I missed the "shroom for rent" sign. How cute is that? Over the moon was impressive and it was one of my favorites too.

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  9. You must be cruising the YG&P Show right about now. I found it disappointing, but there were some fine plants for sale.

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    1. I was indeed cruising the YG&P show with Alison. We had a great time. (I love Portland!) The gardens were lovely but not as over th top as last year but the plant offerings sure didn't disappoint!

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    1. Good for you! Practice makes perfect and all.

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  11. love most of the exhibits, especially the mushroom house, and got quite a few good laughs out of your accompanying words. That song about the Welsh village is amazing, I think my 6 year old grandson is going to love it. Thanks for another quirky interesting post.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post and fun song. These shows are always interesting.

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