The 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show


CAROLYN'S SHADE GARDENS


The 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show took place last week.  It is the world’s largest indoor flower show and can be a bit intimidating.  My husband and I  find that Friday night is a less crowded time to go especially if you want to photograph the exhibits.  This year’s theme was Hawaii, which was a great choice for me because I attend for the “show” aspects and not to get ideas for my garden.

One of the most interesting parts was the entrance where visitors walked underneath a realistic sounding wave made of screens projected with changing sea life and striped with white flowers evocative of Hawaii.  Created by Valley Forge Flowers of Wayne, PA, it was a full immersion experience as if you were inside the wave:


View of the wave from outside.

There were many scenes of Hawaii (or at least what us easterners think Hawaii looks like)…

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