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I visited the Garden Show in Singapore in December 2006 and took a couple of pictures – they really don’t do the display gardens justice really – the enormity of the event with showcases from the best landscaping designers was an inspiration in garden design and floral artistry. I saw bold and glamorous depictions of what a garden could be with stunning displays of clever foliage and plant use to tantalize the senses. Here are just some of the highlights (it was hard to take pictures because the entire garden show was indoors and whilst the mood lighting was tremendous – it wasn’t wonderful for my digital camera – still I tried my best).

One of the many show gardens which showcased unusual effects using black rods to great effect. I’m not sure it’s a terribly practical garden to have in your backyard where you’d have to weave your way through the rods – that plus the varying heights from the mounds would make this a ‘view from a distance’ only type garden. Still, this garden used only foliage to make a point and the interesting textures and lack of flowers actually draws your eye to the more elaborate and distinctive architecture of the ‘non-living’ items. Not one of my favorites in the garden show but certainly ‘interesting’.

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