Philadelphia Flower Show 2012

This weekend I made an appearance at the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show. My parents came up from Virginia to drop Jackson off back home after his 2 weeks with the grandparents and we decided to make a day trip into the city for some flower fun!

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I have been to the flower show twice before and it always is an amazing sight to see.

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Here are some of my favorite flowers from the show:

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This year the theme was on Hawaii and the Islands of Aloha – it was really nice to see so many tropical flowers displayed.

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Moss Rocks! I loved these!

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The flower show official bouquets were very lovely as well.

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The show always does such a great job of presenting the flowers in such fun ways. I enjoyed these table setting presentations.

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My dad said that if I saw this before the wedding, we would have been in trouble and I would have to agree!

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I can’t even imagine how long it took to set all this up but the water displays were particularly lovely to look at.

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The Hubs and I among the flowers.

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I was so happy my mom & dad got to see the show, I knew they would enjoy it as much as I did.

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There was also a really amazing recreation of the USS Arizona memorial, which I have visited in Honolulu. They did a great job of the little details with this presentation as well.

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I wanted to hop on the hammock in this scene. Tranquil, no?

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The “main event” of the flower show in my opinion was this massive cliff with hundreds of flowers climbing up it boasting a waterfall into a lagoon. Now THAT was a sight to see in the Convention Center!

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Aside the waterfall was this simulation area, where you were “underwater” and creatures from the ocean would swim above you. It was a really nice touch!

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It was a lovely afternoon with my parents and the hubs!

I wonder what the theme will be next year – I can’t wait to come back!

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Have YOU been to the Flower Show? What is your favorite theme they have done?

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2 Comments

  • Reply Patty O March 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Loved the show too – it brought back all the wonderful memories of when we were in Hawaii in 2006 as a family. So glad we got to share the day with you and Charles too! Miss my Little Boy…

  • Reply Kt March 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I once enjoyed a fabulous day at the flower show with my old roommate…

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