Peggy Hill is a garden consultant, writer, speaker and plant ho. She blogs about her garden shenanigans at hiddenhillsgarden.com. Peggy is also working to preserve 435 acres and 25,000 feet of magnificent shoreline on Smith Lake in North Alabama as part of the Forever Wild Land Trust. For more information and to register your support, visit savesmithlake.com.
 

 

Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival
by Peggy Hill - posted 03/29/14

I’ve not posted to this blog as much as I would like, but I just got back from a long weekend in Orlando, and the weekend before that was a long, girls’ weekend in Kentucky, so I’m still playing catchup. I want to share some vacation pictures, but don’t worry, they’re not the boring kind that go on and on. These vacation pictures are from Epcot’s Festival of Flowers.

Epcot entry

If you go, you can watch a short movie with some time-lapse pictures showing how they install the elaborate front entry in one night while the park is closed. It was pretty interesting. That last picture and the next one were both taken at the entry garden.

Epcot Entry Garden

There were a lot of bold color combinations.

Epcot flowers

Pink and Orange at Epcot

Epcot over the Top

I'm not sure how I feel about this next picture. I put potted plants on old pallets so that the darn armadillo doesn't knock them over when he's rutting around out there, and I want to replace them with something else. Pallets eventually rot, and then you have to find all the nails. And don't they treat the wood they make pallets from?

Vegetable garden at Epcot

If you have limited sun and want to grow vegetables, you might have to follow the sun with a moveable garden.

Moveable garden

Epcot

I've never seen a tree like that before. Amazing. Someone told me it's Tabebula ochracea

Lady and The Tramp

The gardens were full of huge topiaries. Lady and The Tramp were my favorite, and my husband, Dale and I posed in front of them for a picture.

I don't know why Lady didn't like it.

Dale and Peggy Hill and Lady

Epcot is always fun, but being there during the Flower and Garden Festival was an unexpected bonus. If you want to go, the festival runs until May 18th.

 

 

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