Thursday, March 11, 2010

Philadelphia Flower Show Recap: Part 2

Probably one of the things I liked best about this year's flower show is how many entrants went off the beaten path - and had exhibits that weren't just pretty displays of flowers.  And there were some pretty neat things - like this Marie Antoinette wig with its own little garden:


I loved the colours in this snazzy garden hat:


But probably one of the coolest things we saw at the Philadelphia Flower Show was the jewelry made out of plants. Made from grass, twigs, berries, seeds, and flowers - and then glued together and painted to look like real jewels. Don't believe me? Look at this:


And then behind each bit of jewelry was a list of what was used to make up the piece:


A very Siamese looking crown:


Something delicate for a young princess:


And the older dowager (see the gardening basket in the center?):


This tiara to me looked straight out of "Lord of the Rings":


And then there was the vegetable gardening! I don't know if I have ever seen this at the flower show - it was an exhibit on urban and small-space gardening. I love how the cucumbers are set up on a tripod, are growing up, and then the vegetables dangle down. I am definitely trying this in my garden this year:


And this?


Well, it was just the coolest cactus I had ever seen. I want one of these, but I have no clue what kind it is and it didn't have a sign saying what it was. So, if anyone knows, please let me know so I can try and get one. I haven't killed my Christmas cactus yet - maybe I would have luck with one of these as well.


Zonda said...

Awesome pictures! I too love that cactus! Wild!

Teri said...

Yukon Gardens grows their cucumbers like that - they are over 6 feet tall - and grown in a 5gallon bucket!! I love the Lord of the Rings tiara... I think I may have to ask my boss for a new one (I have to wear it when I make executive decisions).

Bezzie said...

Those are some cool crowns!

They got nice long cukes though. Do you think growing them tripod-aly would mean they wouldn't grwo round? That's the only reason I don't want to grow cukes. They always go round on me!

turtlegirl76 said...

WOW! Those pieces are awesome! The wig is just friggin' cool. But the crowns are amazing!

kingshearte said...

I love that silver tiara. So pretty.

Batty said...

Those tiaras are very pretty. And that cactus... it's awesome.