I love this line from an article about the show gardens at Chelsea:
It’s like going to see lots of tiny little stage sets upon which actors will never walk and the play never begin.
Funny–that is exactly what show gardens are like, although I never would have said it like that. The artificial lighting, the empty chairs, the backdrops–looking at them gives me precisely the feeling I get when I sit in the audience waiting for a play to begin. Here is this little world: what’s about to happen in it?
Which begs the question–why doesn’t anything happen in it? How cool would it be to get a theater group to stage little plays in display gardens? Hmmmmm…..
And speaking of Chelsea, check out Graham Rice’s report on over 80 new plants being launched at Chelsea this year.