to.pi.ar.y – defined

Topiary is the horticulture practice of training plants by clipping foliage to develop and maintain clearly defined shapes. 

Why is that the chosen topic for this post………….

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Yes, that’s right.  It is that time of the year when the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is a major part of the Epcot park.  Opening March 4, 2020 through June 1, 2020 there are topiaries and vignettes all around the park.
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Coming into the park, you are greeted with these ‘larger than life’ flower topiarities.

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Bambi & friends is one of the first grouped topiaries that can be found.

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These topiaries of our most famous mice are part of a selected group that are ‘larger than the norm’.  At 14+feet tall, Goofy joins them.  Notice their props?  That’s right, lots of construction is going on and Mickey & the gang are helping out.

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What is the orange flower tower seen in the background……………….

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Yep, that’s right, it is a construction cone.  🙂

Close by Pluto is seen with a measuring tape, making sure everything has the right measurement.

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He shares a garden with the chipmunks and they’re gathering nails.  BTW – do you know how to tell the difference between Chip and Dale?  (answer at the bottom)

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Not too far away Donald & Daisy are getting their gardens ready.

Along with Donald’s nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie.

Huey – usually wears a red shirt, which is the brightest hue of the three.

Dewey – wears blue, the color of water, dew.

Louie – wears green, the color of leaves.

Figment is an original character from the opening of Epcot.  He’s featured in the pavilion for ‘Journey into Imagination’ and has a prime spot right in front.

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While this is not all-inclusive, here are some of my favorites that surround the lake.  Lady & the Tramp live in the Italian gardens.

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This is a newer version of a mythical dragon, landing in Japan.  Previous renditions have been in China.

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Jesse and Woody are featured in one of the kid’s gardens.

I saw this ‘plastic’ thing in a tree near the Toy Story topiaries.

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Oh yeah, got it.  The game ‘barrel of monkeys’ was in the Toy Story movie and made an appearance in the garden – cute detail.

I’ll close with this year’s newest topirary……………….Remy from  Ratatouille, a Disney-Pixar animated film released 2007.  The new ride opens sometime this year.  Seems like every year there’s (at least) one new topiary.  Remy stars this year with his debut.

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More to come – highlighting one of my favorite parts  of the Flower & Garden Festival!

Ginny

 

Answer:
Chip or Dale……………………Chip is the one with the brown nose, a ‘chocolate’ chip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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