Monday, March 19, 2012

Philadelphia International Flower Show


If ever my digital camera is going to give me problems, you can bet it will be at the Philly Flower Show. I’ll post a few of the less grainy pictures later.

I must say I was a little disappointed with the show. I couldn’t put my finger on what didn’t quite work. Finally it came to me - Hawaii is bright and colorful - The convention center was dark as usual. I think this is one time overhead lighting would have enhanced the show. Despite thousands of colorful orchids and hundreds of stately palm trees, the displays never seemed to capture the essence of Hawaii.

Of course it may be impossible to capture the magnificence of the real thing.


Suburban Gardeness said...

Whew! I thought it was just me that thought the flower show was a little lack luster this year. The flowers were beautiful, but I'm used to feeling more transported into a garden setting. I also noticed the poor lighting. It also seemed like there were fewer landscape displays than previous years.

Robin said...

I guess I didn't miss anything. Now, I don't feel left out by not going!

Marie said...

The layout of displays also seemed odd with the main theme display off in the corner to the right of the entry. Also rows of vendors were oriented in a different direction. I kept getting lost. But, in all, many beautiful plants and beaches to see. The Polynesian Cultural Center's performance was a nice bonus.