This week we mingled with tourists and local residents to celebrate gardening during the 3-week long Annual South Carolina Festival of Flowers.
The focus of the festival is on everything flowers and gardening, but we also have a 2-day equestrian event, golf, 5K runs, triathalons, garden photography displays, luncheons with master gardener speakers, a car show, jazz and blues bands, food tents, private home garden tours, and much more.
But what I always anxiously look forward to see every year are the creative topiaries that are put together by just about any group of people – – from elementary and middle school students to businesses and garden club members.
Local businesses provide the funding for the topiaries which last just about one month. So I thought that I’d share some of this year’s nature-sculptured creations which were based on a “Safari” theme. All of these topiaries (and more, 22 total) are placed along the sidewalks of our quaint little downtown area.
Which topiary do you like best? I love the giraffes, the horse (of course!) and the Jeep!
Horse Topiary — THIS IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE TOPIARY!
So now which of you can create topiaries? I know that I can’t at all! I just enjoy looking at them! Thanks for taking a little downtown stroll with me.
Have a beautiful, flower-filled day wherever you are!