The Philadelphia Flower Show’s theme this year is Wonders of Water.
Held in the Convention Center in Philadelphia, it is the largest indoor flower show in the world.
In spite of a blizzard the previous day, which caused electrical outage of thousands of businesses and homes in the region, and local train stoppage, the flower show opened, Saturday, March 3, as usual, to record crowds. My friend and I drove, taking detours to avoid fallen trees, so as not to miss the preview Saturday morning that was open to members of the Horticultural Society. When we left at noon the first floor of the Civic Center was packed with people waiting to enter.
Today, Wednesday, March 7, we are in the midst of a snowstorm. People who have bought tickets for today have been told the tickets will be good any of the remaining days of the show. My guess is that most have gone, thinking the crowds may be less.
As one entered the scene was of rain forest and its scents and sounds.
Water gardens were everywhere.
|An example of problems caused by climate change. The sign is enlarged below.|
Climate change was addressed
|The enlarged sign, shown in the photo above.|
|The show is huge! Here is a display featuring a boat.|
|Beautiful displays present new ideas. Here a glass table is set with glass wear, in a pond with floating gardenias.|
|Many arrangements are also presented. I found this one quite unusual.|
|Below is the explanation for this huge display.|
|Here an outdoor garden is presented.|
|This is Maryam, who sells beautiful hand-made tapestries, shawls, and bags from India, China, and Morocco. www.uniteinthelight.org – www.kashmirdream.com|
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