Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Philly Flower Show 2013

The theme for the flower show this year was Great Britain.  It was very impressive to see the displays from the many presenters at the show.  What a lot of work!  They brought in bulbs, plants, and trees in full bloom at a time of year that those plants are not typically in bloom.  Then there were buildings to be built and rock walls to erect.  There were some very impressive displays by high school garden clubs which I found very interesting.

The weather in Philly was perfect for the weekend, warm and sunny.  We also watched the St. Patrick's  Day Parade between other activities.

Here are some photos of Philly and the flower show.

Ben Franklin Bridge



Big Ben

William Penn

Longwood Gardens

Sam and I visited Longwood Gardens yesterday to view the Orchid Extravaganza. What a show! Thousands of orchid blossoms in bloom, with the air filled with their fragrance.  The show was delightful and a great inspiration at this time of the year.  It brought some sunshine into a slightly foggy day and time of year.  Here are some of the photos I took while there.

Orchid hanging

Orchid hanging

Blue poppy

Lady Slipper orchid

Orchid display

orchid display