I visited the Los Angeles County Fair in September and intended to feature a story about flowers.  Alas, I was distracted by dinosaurs.  (Yes, I know the two have little in common.) While the fair has moved on, my photos remain.  It’s time to post those flower images!

Pop!

Whenever I visit, I wander toward the Flower and Garden Pavilion.  The floral arrangements are always interesting.  The theme for this year was “Pop Art.”

Mod Pop, floral design by Richard Carmona

Mod Pop, floral design by Richard Carmona

If you don’t like the simple green coupled with colorful geometrics, there were other versions of “pop.”

Pop of Color by Ricky Calderon, etal

Pop of Color by Ricky Calderon, etal

I like the contrast between straight lines and rings.  Oh, lots of colors are always exciting!

Love a Parade

The Tournament of Roses partnered with the Fair this year and provided prop pieces from the 2019 Rose Parade.

Fiesta Parade Floats provided this elphant!

Fiesta Parade Floats provided this elephant!

Since we’re talking about the parade, I’ll mention that fair visitors had a chance to see float-building up close.  Fiesta Parade Floats was on hand to answer questions.

Flowers are added to parade floats one by one

Flowers are added to parade floats one by one

The above image shows the single roses visitors had inserted in the “fair float.”

Simple beauty

Not all the fair flowers were in the floral pavilion.  I encountered potted posies all along the midway.  I stopped to rest and noticed several bees working their way about the yellow sunflowers.

A bee and flower at the LA County Fair

A bee and flower at the LA County Fair

Sometimes the simple things are best.

I’ll close with one last tip which you can use when you visit the fair next year.  The Flower and Garden Pavilion doesn’t just display brilliant floral arrangements.  One can also watch a free floral design class.  Yes, you, too can make fantastic flower displays!  Meanwhile, to see more flower images, please take a look at my gallery by clicking here.

 

 

 

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