It was a real treat to experience Philadelphia Flower Show -an eight-day event held every spring since 1829- for the first time ever.
Headed by the Philadelphia Horticulturist Society, with theme “Wonders of Water,” the downtown Pennsylvania Convention Center had been transformed into an eye opening floral decadence. Sporadic corners of enchanted glory brought out the inner horticulturist gardener growing wondrously inside. From lush tropical rainforest designs to soothing serene splashes of tranquil waters flowing in various artfully crafted arrangements, the whole place sparked engaging interest and provided much needed TLC.
Although crowded at times, the Flower Show featured great highlights: flowers hanging from ceilings, ribbon prize winning plants, cacti, orchids, hyacinths, roses, topiaries, demos, garden teas, and various vendors selling soiled pots, seeds, fountains, and so much more.
Next year’s theme is “Flower Power,” a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock– sounds like that’ll be funky outrageous fun! It would be wild to see a Jimi Hendrix piece sculpted from flowers….
For the “Wonders of Water,” I took many pictures and these are my curated favorites: