The Philadelphia International Flower Show is in progress this week at the Convention Center in Center City with the theme of Hawaii:Islands of Aloha.
A friend and I thought we would try taking the SEPTA train from Elwyn, Pennsylvania for a change and to eliminate driving in city traffic and paying city parking fees. That worked out pretty well, thanks to another friend who advised me to go after 2 pm, by which time some commuting students would be vacating their parking spaces at the station lot.
We arrived just as many chartered bus crowds were leaving, and only had a crowd at the first exhibit, by the American Institute of Floral Designers (left).
For me, one of the most interesting elements was how the designers chose to mount and display their flowers. Below, you see an orchid hanging in a little lucite swing, then a "lily shower" with lilies in their little glass tubes of water hanging on clear wire and the flower heads backed by lucite squares hung separately, so they wouldn't flop over. The last picture has orchids which were lighted from below with blue lights. Interesting! The show is open until Sunday, March 11.For info see http://www.theflowershow.com/home/index.html