Strictly Come Dancing Flowers

Fuchsia 'Hermiena'
Star Fuchsia ‘Hermiena’ with backing dancers

It’s that time of the year again. Strictly Come Dancing’s Class of 2019 will take to the floor today on BBC1 at 19.00 hrs, dancing live for the nation. In celebration and anticipation, the flowers and I are showing our Strictly fan credentials.

Lilium asiatic 'Lion Heart'
Lilium asiatic ‘Lion Heart’ in ballroom finery

Friends and family will vouch for the fact that I don’t do organised dancing (I do the disorganised kind, given an opportunity) and I’m not a glitter girl, being more into florals.

Flowers held out on stems like glad hands
Lewisia doing the Charleston

That perhaps makes it a bit strange that I find Strictly fun, but like millions of the British viewing public, I do.

Lysimachia clethroides
Lysimachia clethroides doing that move they do – you can clearly see which one is the celebrity here!

If you live outside the UK you can usually see highlights after each show on YouTube. If you think it’ll be no fun because you don’t know our celebrities, take comfort that we don’t know some of them before the show starts either.

Have to dash as I’m late for the train, but keeeeep dancing!

43 Replies to “Strictly Come Dancing Flowers”

    1. If only I could have worked out what a dad dancer type flower would look like. An orchid might have done it. (Not that I am suggesting we shouldn’t dance if we look funny, not having any room to cast aspersions.)

  1. I love the shape and color of those Lewisia flowers. That’s one I don’t grow. I too had to look up Strictly Come Dancing – looks better than Dancing with the Stars.

    1. If people want proof of the different nuances between the UK and the US, comparing our similar shows would be a good place to start. I doubt that Bargain Hunt – where the might of the BBC is assembled to record teams running about in excitement while the same rituals are played out and a few pound sterling won or lost by buying and selling three ‘antiques’ – would fly over there. But perhaps I am wrong.

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