Floriade is the largest garden show in Australia. I think!
|There is nothing quite like a field of pink tulips [especially for you Karen]|
|Pictures courtesy of the Floriade official web site|
|I am hoping to visit and see all of this for myself for myself|
|All this and so much more|
Floriade comes from the Latin word floriat, which means to design with flowers.
Over 1 million bulbs and annuals are planted each year for Floriade, depending on the garden bed design.
A mix of flowers, predominantly bulbs create the kaleidoscope of colours that set the backdrop to Floriade. Some of the blooms include tulips, irises, daffodils, hyacinths, violas, chrysanthemums, ranunculus and daisies.
There were tears of joy when Haydn surprised me today by suggesting that we spend a few days in Canberra to take in the sights of Floriade. Given that my gardening days are numbered, I was relieved to feel my enthusiasm is still very much alive.
Yesterday I became aware of soreness and pain on my right side, in the area of my latest breast lump, which is just below the collar bone. Tonight it appears to be warm, and even more painful. I suspect there is inflammation. I am in a dilemma! Do I begin taking antibiotics? As I am prone to cellulitis my doctor advocates always have a prescription for antibiotics made up and ready for any emergency. My question? Is this an emergency?
Spring and Floriade go hand in gardening glove and I want very much to have this opportunity. I am prepared to put up with the joint pain, and sit as often as required, as long as I can make it.
Fortunately, I have an appointment to see my doctor Tuesday and yet I know if there is inflammation, and cellulitis, it will have taken hold.
Tonight my prayers will definitely be for healing.