Rose Bowl Parade Float Details.

Today is the last day before the big parade.  I can only imagine the last minute rush that is ensuing all over Pasadena.  I have never been to the Rose Parade, but have watched it in awe since I was a little kid.  My dad used to work for a company that sponsored a float every year and we would root for it to win prizes like you might root for teams in the actual game that takes place later in the day.

As an adult, I find watching the parade on TV much less satisfying that I used to.  What I really want to do is walk up to the floats – really really close and see all the little details; every seed, petal, flower — maybe even touch it.

I found these pictures to try and satisfy my urge just a little.

Rose parade mosaic

1. our roses, 2. pineapple face, 3. amnesia roses, 4. tapioca pearls and cranberry seeds, 5. right wing, 6. P1010192, 7. yellow flowers, 8. kermit mums and a spider mum, 9. purple button mums

These are from the LA times

LA times Rose Parade Photos

LA times Rose Parade Photos

LA times Rose Parade Photos

and lastly…this little gem from orphan jones on flickr….they are taking off leaves because a volunteer didn’t do a good job.  Those of us in TV land would never have noticed.

Deleafing a rose bowl float

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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