/ Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

by Kathy and Sean

Almost everyone who visits the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival leaves the event with a long list of creative landscaping ideas and hundreds of images captured with their camera.  Each year, the Disney horticulturists outdo themselves by presenting acres of whimsical topiaries and gardens that are enchanting to the eye.  From a distance, the pristine beds of multicolored flowers are an eye-popping scene.  But if you look close—very close—you’ll discover something truly amazing!











A showy Magnolia—symbol of the Deep South.




















A Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar inspects a Lantana bloom.













The prickly leaves and hairy tufts of the purple Thistle.




















The large, intricately marked flowers of an ornamental Orchid.









A red Rose sparkles with the morning dew.
















Giant glass Poppies created by Craig Mitchell Smith—fit for a wizard!

If you went to the 2013 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, what was your favorite floral display?

Looking for Magic is Kathy @ Two Roads Photo[K1]  and Sean @ Shamrock Photo[K2] .  Kathy is a librarian, walker of many miles, and Paper Bag Princess, who dreams of having coffee with Belle at the castle and co-administering a fantasy book discussion group.  Sean is a fire fighter, pilot, and closet superhero, who would like to join the pack with Tigger to use his bouncy and fun powers to make people smile.

Kathy can be contacted at imtxag85@aol.com

Sean can be contacted at spoc65@aol.com





3 thoughts on “Looking for Magic Photo Blog: Up Close and Personal With the Flowers of Epcot”

  1. Linda Raymond says:

    WOW just beautiful,,,thanks for this close up look,,,,

  2. Kendall Foreman (MoretotheWorld) says:

    Love the almost abstract quality of the magnolia photo!

  3. Barbara Brennan says:

    Love them all….but my favorite is the purple thistle…amazing!