Popular Flower Types
Roses are a perennial favorite, offering an elegant touch to any bouquet. They begin to bloom in spring, and they’re a mainstay in Teleflora’s Dancing with Daisies and Sunny Day Pitcher of Cheer arrangements.
Hydrangeas are a classic symbol of summertime and work well in everything from upscale wedding centerpieces to backyard gardens. Available in a rainbow of colors, they’re hardy and durable flowers that last.
One of the oldest flower shows in the world returned for its 116th year at the weekend.
This year, The Royal Windsor Flower Show honoured the coronation of King Charles and looked at his enduring love of gardening, plants and the natural world.
Centred around a theme of seeds, the show also highlighted the benefits of gardening to mental health and bringing people together.
The event, organised by the Royal Windsor Rose & Horticultural Society, took place at the York Club in Windsor Great Park, and was opened by the Duchess of Edinburgh and honorary president, Alan Titchmarsh with several celebrity ambassadors also attending on Saturday.
Showcase gardens, British plant nurseries, artisan producers, talks, craft demonstrations, a dedicated children’s area and traditional competition classes all featured on the day.
Awards were presented to winners of horticultural, craft & cooking competitions in the competition marquee.
Express photographer, Ian Longthorne, judged The Windsor & Eton Express Photographic Challenge on the day.
The competition was open to amateur photographers and entries had to encapsulate King Charles’ commitment to the environment and conservation.
First prize was taken by John Warland for his photograph of wildflowers outside the Tower of London. Meanwhile, the overall winner of the London Catering Cup was Shelly Stone for her ‘abstract’ and ‘graphic’ image of trees.
First Prize: Protecting our Natural World by John Warland
Overall Winner: Shelly Stone
Ian, who judged the competition for the second year, said: “We had a good range of pictures this year featuring flowers, landscapes, poppies and wildflowers. The winning photogaphs were nicely composed and met the environmental theme.”
The Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society charity was founded in 1892 by Queen Victoria and has since seen the support of six monarchs.