• Field Trip ~ Philadelphia Flower Show

    Posted on March 19, 2017 by in Amazing flower pairings, Bringing the garden inside, DIY home and garden craft projects, Field Trip, Recycled and repurposed items as garden art, Things that inspire me in the garden

    Set ahead to the second week in March to avoid bad weather, ironically, the Philadelphia Flower Show opened on a snowy day and experienced Storm Stella midweek during its run. Despite the weather, it was worth the effort to attend this year’s “Holland ~ Flowering the World” themed flower show sponsored by the Philadelphia Horticulture Society.

    If you didn’t get a chance to go yourself, sit back with a nice cuppa while I share some beautiful snippets of my experience.

    What an extravaganza of spring! Thousands upon thousands of tulips in every hue, spring-flowering trees, shrubs and flowers were worked into displays honoring Holland’s floral inspirations.

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    2017 Philadelphia Flower Show ~ a grand entrance!

     

     

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    Flowers suspended from the ceiling with ribbons! ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

    Upon entering the great hall, a spectacular re-creation of a canal bridge complete with bicycles (a popular mode of transportation throughout Holland) and street lamps came into view. Surrounded by tulips with a backdrop of suspended blooms, this was a breathtaking sight.

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    Tulip History ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

    An informative historical view of tulips was depicted in a walk-through display. Did you know where the word, “Tulip” came from and that the tulips we know and love today originated in Turkey?

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    Tulip & Willow Arrangement ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

    Small fenced private gardens, known as “Stinze”” in Holland, were lovingly portrayed in many exhibits. There were so many details to notice, from slate or green-roofed garden sheds with Delft tile framed windows to tiny greenhouses that looked like the gardener had just stepped out for a coffee. Here’s a little gallery of some highlights.

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    Green Roof Shed ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Delft Tile Trimmed Window ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Greenhouse ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Home Garden ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Bee House & Container Planting ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Tulip Gate ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

    Landscapes with lovely forged gates, whimsical bike wheel fences and human-sized woven nests served up inspiration to all.

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    Hand Forged Gate ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Bicycle Wheel Fence & Trellis ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Human “Nest ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Cow Cut-out ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

    Bicycles and windmills were featured throughout the show, some utilitarian and others fanciful.

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    Suspended Bicycles ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Canal Bridge ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Windmills & Ecodome ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Windmill ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Delft Glassware & Windmill ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Bicycle Flower Basket ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    White Bicycle Installation ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Bike Planter ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Kid’s Bike Planter ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

    Judged entries from bonsai to cactus and everything in between were grouped by categories for wistful gazers in the plant competition area. The best of the best were all on view, common houseplants to exotic wonders.

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    Spectacular Orchid ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Unusual Orchid ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

    Imaginative floral arrangements ran the gamut of tablescapes, door stoops, balconies, windowsills, container plantings and street scenes in the Design Gallery. Even floral jewelry and botanical illustrations were exhibited.

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    Street vendor scene ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Tablescape ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Decorated Stoop ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Decorated Stoop ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Bike Parts Floral Arrangement ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Dutch Flower Market ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Dutch Cafe ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Pine cone Clogs ~2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Rose Arrangement ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Floral Arrangement ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Floral Head ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Floral Head ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Flower Collage ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Flower Collage ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Floral Fairy ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

    Educational demonstrations and presentations could be found throughout the hall as well as in the Ecodome (imported from Holland).

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    Children’s Fairy Garden ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Tulip Lady ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Orchid Display ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Old Windows Greenhouse ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Window Greenhouse ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Hypertufa Planting ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Log Raised Beds ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Window Greenhouse ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

    Located in the Marketplace, vendors from all over the country offered a wide variety of plants, gardening tools, gifts and accents for purchase. This is a great place to find the latest new garden gadget or that special addition to your home or garden.

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    Marketplace ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Sedums for Sale ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    Garden Boot Display ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

    What a breath of spring it was on a snowy day to take in all these inspiring sights and ideas!

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    Back through the entrance to go home! ~ 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show

     

     

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