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Sunday, March 1, 2009
Philadelphia Flower Show 2009-I
Here we go! The flower show was really wonderful. I promised you overload on green things, and I plan to deliver for the next few days. The theme of this year's show was Bella Italia, and the entranceway was decorated in classic formal Italian garden fashion.
But things did not remain all formal. They ranged through traditional spring gardens, casual, bizarre, themed, and all of the judged horticultural show kinds of things. Today I'll just show a few traditional things. Next up is from a series of judged displays on the theme of outdoor eating places. The colors grabbed my eye on this one. It's interesting to read what the judges say about their choices for the ribbons. We don't always agree with them! I don't remember if this one won its class, but I like it.
There were plenty of displays of spring gardens filled with blooms for those of us who just need a good garden fix in these late days of winter. And the East Coast got snow dumped on it today too. Philly got a few inches, enough to close school, so we had the girls with us all day. But they were very good. We took turns keeping track of them, and there was a family play area where their Dad took them for a couple of hours too, so everyone had a great time smelling the roses. Literally!
I will end today's pictures with another of the themed contest entries. This one was for a front porch. There was a row of six lovely porches and small front yards all decorated with plants. Each one was very different. This actually wasn't my favorite (really, who could choose an absolute favorite?) but the picture came out well, so I'll show this one.
I hope you like these. It's fun to share it all with you. Tomorrow I'll show you some of the more unusual horticultural displays.