Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Springtime In Paris...

It's been three long weeks since my visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show and I finally have a free hour to share a few of my favorite photos. Yes, theme was 'Springtime In Paris', and Ooh-la-la...was it ever! One of the best years in displays. I're laughing because I say that every year!

The variety of tulips were spectacular! These bright reds were my favorite!

What else says Paris more than the Eiffel Tower...

...and tulips

A pretty poppy

These asiatic lilies really caught my eye...

Love-love-love(!) the rich, chocolatey contrast.

Not a amaryllis. But you knew that!

What about these lilies? Gaudy or gorgeous?

A little bit of both, I think...

More Show pictures to share, but, my hour is up so gotta run.

Packing a carry-on for a quick 4-day get-a-way to in Spain! And, according to my Bible, "1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die", there are over 40 gardens to tour and 7 of them right in the heart of Barcelona! How will I get to them all?!

Have a great weekend and see y'all when I get back.
Springtime In I come!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Smells Like Roses!

Hard to believe that the much-anticipated Flower Show in NJ has come and gone! The 4-day-only event left me scrambling to re-arrange my schedule so I could attend. I mean, how could I possibly miss it?!

This year's theme...can you guess...?
Gardens on Broadway! The entrance display had major impact, as did the overpowering smell of manure/mulch! Perfume to garden! Talk about an instant high!

I snapped the more popular Broadway titles, but, upon review, they actually didn't hold much interest.

Like this one...a shapeless arrangement with plastic slippers...

This water garden caught my eye though. Love that little fisherman! fave!


These beautiful faces make me sigh...

Does your winter berry ever look this good?!

How lucky was I to capture this view without one person walking the path?

Four hrs. of blissful touring and a few impulse purchases later, I'm back out in winter temps but thankful for the beautiful glimpse into Spring! And, call me crazy, but I enjoyed inhaling that sweet scent of mulch, lingering in my hair and clothes on the drive home! Only a few weeks 'til the Philadelphia Flower Show! Anyone else going...?