Monday
May292006

Dirty Dancing at the Spring Flower Show

Come on everybody, let’s dance! And I don’t mean the hokey pokey (as much fun as that may be). Back in the sixties, when New York’s Village Voice was probably the only newspaper I ever so much as glanced at, Jules Feiffer’s lanky, seemingly boneless beatnik performing her annual “Dance to Spring” bore witness to winter’s last gasp (among other things). In our Spring Flower Show, we pay floral tribute to her gazelle-like grace and the endearing habit she had of collapsing suddenly in a little pile of limbs. Because spring is like that: all surging energy and growth in the garden with the gardener a spent force at the end of the day from just trying to cope with it all.

So, come on let’s dance! We’ll improve by leaps and bounds…

Bring your entries early so we can have more time to take in the nuances of your creations.

1. PAS DE DEUX

Two achingly lovely bulb flowers in effortless and graceful contrast to each other.

2. LET’S TWIST (AGAIN)

Lavishly flowering vines and/or curvy blossoming branches will have us humming “Love me tendrils…”

3. (EVERYBODY) SALSA!

A gourmet gathering offers spicy colour and lively flavours that dance on the palate.

4. (SAVE ME) THE WALTZ

A ravishing confection of sumptuous spring flowers inspired by the elaborate gowns and elegance of the ballrooms of Vienna.

5. MODERN MOVEMENT

A dramatic and mystifying construct whose meaning, while not immediately apparent is nonetheless thought-provoking…

Joni Boyer

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