The International Festival of Orderly Plant Life has arrived in Melbourne, with organizers predicting that it will be the largest in the show’s history.
“This festival was established two-hundred years ago,” says major participant Petunia Irnoy. “For that long, we’ve been promoting the idea of an orderly garden. As our motto says…’Prune for the Good of Mankind’. Obviously our aim is to spread to word that this philosophy can help us all to live in harmony.”
The festival is set to provide examples of signature Melbourne tree pruning techniques, with professionals in attendance to show the general public how to complete the task.
“It’s not as easy as it looks,” says Rupert Trimsby, tree enthusiast. “First you have to get the pruning shears, and not just any old ones will do. They have to be the best. We’ll have a few on display, obviously. Then the process is delicate; it’s a matter of cutting at exactly the right spot, thus achieving the perfect prune. To be honest, I don’t think most people are ready for it without the professionals.”
A number of such professionals will be in attendance at the festival, offering advice and advertising services to the general public.
“I’m ever so thrilled,” says Rose Significantname. “We’re aiming to smash all the records. The absolute best displays of orderly plants. The greatest Melbourne tree trimming professionals the world has ever seen. This one will surely be going in the history books.”