Alan Parsons Flower Power Concert

This experience took place on Sunday, May 18, 2014 (the last event of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2014)

The concert was a bit disappointing compared to some of the others we’ve seen at Epcot in the last year or so. It’s not that anything was really horrible, just that most everything wasn’t

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Two favorite photos from 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

 

We love bougainvillea – maybe a bonsai would fit in our tiny space

Love spring in FL especially the sky – visting 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

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Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2014 – Fleur de Lys Confit de Canard

The full description of this is Confit de Canard, Pommes de Terre Sarladaise (Pulled Duck Confit with Garlic and Parsley Potatoes)… The evening we tried this, we also had the Gnocchi Parisien and the Kronenbourg Blanc 1664.

The duck was very rich and the flavor was okay, but not as “ducky” as we prefer

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Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2014 – Fleur de Lys Gnocchi Parisien

The full description is…

Gnocchi Parisien a la Provencal (Parisian Style Dumplings with Vegetables and Mushrooms)

The dumplings weren’t like Italian gnocchi at all in terms of shape or texture. It was more like someone had made a long “snake” of dough, cut it off into equal sections, and called it dumplings.

The vegetables

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2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival – Interesting Topiary

Instead of doing a post of all the topiaries at the 2014 Flower and Garden Festival (a lot of which are repeats from previous years), here is a photo blog of a selection…

Buzz Lightyear (Mission to Space)

Phineas and Ferb

Sorcerer Mickey from Fantasia

Dancing Hippos and a Crocodile from

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Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2014 – Buttercup Cottage Field Greens Salad

I think of this as Buttercup’s Salad, the actual description is a lot longer…

Field Greens with Plant City Strawberries, Toasted Almonds and Farmstead Stilton (sounds good, doesn’t it?)

 

This item was made when Nick ordered it on a Monday evening (in other words, it wasn’t sitting around waiting for someone to come

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Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2014 – Buttercup Cottage Potato & Cheese Biscuit and Smoked Salmon Tartare

We made our way back to the Buttercup Cottage to sample the “Freshly Baked Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare”

We had this item last year -we couldn’t detect the cheese this year either.

The salmon was VERY lemony, maybe that’s where the strong lemon scent we’ve been smelling is coming

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2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival – Face detail is much improved

One of the promotional claims made by Disney this year is that the face details on the topiaries is more realistic this year…

We’re particularly taken with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves…

 

Snow White

Happy

Grumpy

Doc

Sleepy

Bashful

Sneezy

Dopey

 

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2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival – Best flowers and garden scapes

We want to share what we think of as the best from this year’s festival.

Garden scales…

Yellow and orange flowers around the blue and silver Universe of Energy, nice contrast. Plus, we like the composition with the monorail, Spaceship Earth, and the big blue ball.

The roses in Germany were really

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2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival – Artistic Plantings around lagoons

One of our favorite elements of the Flower and Garden Festival is the artistic planting around the lagoons at Epcot. When first installed, these aren’t at their best – after a few weeks, as the blooms and foliage fills in… they become quite spectacular.

The floating gardens are nice this year, they sport a variety

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