Last weekend I went to my very first flower show, and it just happens to be one of the biggest and oldest in the world- the Philadelphia Flower Show. I’ve been hearing about it for awhile now and when tickets fell into our lap at the very last minute I couldn’t resist going. It’s like a amusement park for gardeners and this years’ theme played right into that generalization. “In the Movies” was sponsored by Disney and Pixar so you can imagine the over the top, child-friendly vignettes that came out of it. Two of my favorites were the Parent Trap and Mary Poppins, with their vibrant blooms and seasonal flair for bulbs like daffodils, tulips, and crocuses.
Sadly the event was over crowded and I didn’t get as many photos as I would have liked, but I did leave feeling inspired for spring. Here are a few images of the gorgeous flowers on display this year:
After we left Ryan and I decided it might be worth taking a day off next year to spend a little more time at the flower show, and hopefully miss some of the overwhelming crowds that come on the weekends. It was still worth the visit, without a doubt. I wonder what next years’ theme will be? - b.