This review is long over due. I took so many pictures at the Philadelphia Flower Show that I had been putting off uploaded them to my computer. Well, I finally buckled down and did the deed. I’ll start off by saying that I love the theme of this year’s show, “ARTiculture”. The interplay between art and horticulture was fantastic. I enjoyed seeing some of my favorite artists presented in such novel ways.
The flowers and plants were of course gorgeous as always. I did find myself wishing that there was a bit more light. But other than that small issue, everything was lovely.
The awards section did not disappoint. There are always so many beautifully exotic and interesting plants. I have so much respect for their caretakers that ensure these masterpieces stay healthy and thriving.
I especially found interesting the grade and high school presentations. I was impressed by the artistic ability of the young people and was happy that they were given the opportunity to express themselves to such a large group.
At the end of our visit we did take some time to walk around to the vendors. I made several purchases with the same vendor I bought gifts from last year to add to our small ceramic collection.
If you have the pleasure of visiting Philadelphia while the Flower Show is in progress, I highly suggest that you check it out. As an avid nature-lover, I plan on attending this festive event every year. It is a great place to welcome in the spring season and feel grounded back into Mother Earth after months of snowstorms and ice. Every year brings a novel theme that is sure to delight.
To find out more about the current year’s Philadelphia Flower Show, visit theflowershow.com.
Photography by Ajua Hawkins.
Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins