Feb 27, 2008

on sunday the columbia flower market.......

On Sundays there is the Columbia Flower Market which is alot of fun. A few blocks are used for this and there are all these little specialty shops around too. It was very crowded with the Cockney flower dealers yelling out there prices in hopes of getting new customers. Very funny things they had to say, such as the one pointing to some of his bunches of roses and yelling that these were Michael Jackson's favorite flowers... They sold everything from fresh flowers to potted houseplants to perrenials. You may recognize a few.............. Is your conservatory a little empty? Tree fern anyone............................ How bout some bare root perennials?
Around 2 pm the market usually comes to a close so everything gets marked down drastically..... i was able to snag 6 bunches for 10 pounds. So this was my purchase and i made my friend an arrangement to say thank you for letting me stay with her.
I am not sure Nancy Gingrich would approve of a brita water container as a vase but we have to adapt right? Siobhan was pleased though........

While walking around the neighborhood here in Shoreditch, there was an old church with a side garden that had a field of Crocus sps. The color was pretty intense on an already drab morning.

Here are some images from Kensington Park. This garden belonged to Kensington Palace. They were laid out for Queen Caroline by Henry Wise and Charles Bridgeman. There are statues dotted throughout the park, small lakes and ponds and the modern Serpentine Gallery. There was an exhibition of the late Derek Jarman's work who was not just an artist but also a well known gardener. His garden was in Kent and was well known.