Yesterday, March 4, was the official start of the Flower Show. Even though I have lived in Philly since 2007, this is the first year that I have been to the flower show. And a little getaway to Hawai’i is the perfect way to start.
It was interesting to have a behind-the-scenes look at the set-up process and while most of the major exhibits were near completion, there was still a lot of work to be done. But, I do look forward to seeing the exhibits in their full forms this week.
I recently brought home my first orchid. They’re such beautiful plants and I am looking forward to watching it grow. A few of the flowers had already bloomed, but there were two buds that were still closed. Over the past few days, I watched as one of them finally opened.
These photos represent the hope of beginning new life.
One of the major features of the Flower Show will be a waterfall that turns into a volcano and back again. This feature is a part of the special effects that will be used to create a multidimensional sensory experience.
As for the inspiration for this year’s theme: it’s not because our president is from this beautiful state. The Flower Show’s Wizard of Design, Sam Lemheney said at a recent press conference, “I wanted to highlight orchids and Hawai’i seemed to be the perfect setting.” One of the major presenters at the Flower Show, Waldor Orchids, has been presenting at the Flower Show for the past 80 years and will also be celebrating 125 years of business. Continue reading “Volcanos, orchids and a man cave…Oh My!”