EPCOT’S 19th Annual International Flower and Garden Festival
For the last few years I have scheduled snowbird time to coincide with the International Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot, WDW. ? ??This year the 19th Annual Festival runs?March 7-May 20, 2012. ?Epcot Springs to Life is a veritable landscape tapistry of 30 million blooms. ??I love its botanicals, gardens, and topiaries. ? I marvel how horticulturalists and landscapers can design ?living art by clipping bushes then shaping and trimming them. ?Currently returning and repositioned are 75+ animal and ?character topiaries.
NEW is a decorative peacock shrub . ?AWOL are?Aladdin, Stitch, the Lion King, gnomes, perfume bottles, and the Chinese zodiac signs. ?GONE are?? the Three Cabileros and ?the Energy Dinos ?long ago dispatched.
Thought I would share with you some of Flower and Garden displays. ??I’ll be posting more in the days and weeks ahead. ?This is Sorcerer Mickey standing high on a floral mountain cliff at the front entrance to EPCOT. ?Surrounded by Disney Fantasia’s buckets, broomsticks, hippos, alligators, ostrich, and elephants, dramatically set against Spaceship Earth, he stands magnificently and bewitchingly bewitched.