It feels like Spring in Philadelphia! Sidewalks are crowded. People are giddy. Coats are off and winter skin is exposed for the first time in five months. Sure, it’s only in the 50s and the sun is too weak to melt the few patches of dirty snow that still lurk on street corners and under cars but we’ll take it. It’s welcome relief from months of back-to-back winter storms.
The Philadelphia Flower Show, known as “The Olympics of Horticulture” and “The Fashion Week of Flowers”, brought tens of thousands of people out of hibernation this weekend to celebrate Spring indoors at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
That’s where 10-acres of showroom floor were transformed into woodlands, gardens and art installations.
If you love flowers or just craved color after a long season of grey, this favorite Philadelphia event was on your radar long before show previews began on February 28th.
A riot of tropical colors and scents greeted visitors who chased down spring beyond Philadelphia to Longwood Gardens. The Orchid Extravaganza, all 4.5 acres of it, lived up to its name and flooded winter wearied senses with happy.
The display of 5,000 orchids and rare sky-blue poppies will continue right through the official start of Spring (March 20th…only 11 days away!) to March 30th.
It was just a taste of Spring this weekend but exactly what we all needed. Welcome Daylight Savings time. Hello budding leaves. Good bye winter 2014!