The Philadelphia Flower Show is the best design competition for U.S. garden clubs members; you vie for the blue ribbon against top competitors from across the country. . .and only one blue ribbon is awarded per design category. Creativity is the word! That and following the “schedule” (rules) precisely so you don’t have any points deducted for a major infraction (like poorly conditioned plant materials) or a minor error (like not filling your entry card out properly). This year I was captivated by the “mailbox” design category; designers created mailboxes out of predominantly plant materials. Take a look!
I get ideas for my home and gardens from wandering the flower show.
And ideas for parties!
Have you read anything about vertical gardening? This year’s show had a number of displays/designs that explore the concept. My favorite was this wall of leaf lettuces. I wanted to reach out and grab a bunch to munch!