“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.”
L.M. Montgomery, Ann of Avonlea
With another winter snow storm blanketing our area in white yet again today, I am longing for spring in a most impatient way.
I had just taken down all the winter greens on the front porch and wanted to get a fresh welcome at our front door. It seemed too soon to hang a wreath for Easter or one with any kind of flowers with all this snow still coming down. My solution was a basket bursting with pussy willows, a sure harbinger of spring!
The pussy willow branches were propped up by crumpled newspaper on either side which I concealed with reindeer moss. A bright pink polka dot grosgrain ribbon tied around the monogrammed basket cheerfully promises spring is right around the corner. A feather bird sits on the moss as another symbol of spring.
To escape this endless winter, I visited the flower show this week. Philadelphia has been hosting the most magnificent Flower Show since 1829. It is held over a week and features a different theme each year. This year’s theme was “Celebrate the Movies”, and for this movie buff, a favorite.
The entrance was a makeshift 1920s theatre showcasing a movie marquee made up of over 100,000 flowers, complete with star searcher lights and a red carpet. Many of the flowers making up this display were celebrity roses, named after film stars such as the Marilyn Monroe. Once through the entrance, 3 immense chandeliers made out of flowers were suspended, dripping in crystals.
Many of the main exhibits were inspired by movies as were many of the art and floral arrangements. Join me on a pictorial tour of this award winning show and escape winter with me!
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed visiting the flower show with me!