there are many up to their eyeballs in preparation for big flower events. Two events to bring you out of hibernation and not to be missed are coming up in nearby Philadelphia and New York!
The Philadelphia Flower Show is an extravaganza of plants and all things horticulture!
(P.S. A little aside…Notice the colors in their promo material and the colors of last night’s Oscars!) The theme this year, ‘Brilliant’ with a nod to Britain promises much! The PHS Hamilton Horticourt will be my first stop. Whose plant will win top prizes this year? Which plant will you covet? While some gardeners look askance at houseplants, there are others who rightfully admire the skill needed to make a plant thrive in our overheated and dry homes through a long Winter season. (Plants have the added benefit of adding to a healthy environment – they take out the carbon and release oxygen!) There are so many attractions, acres of exhibits, speakers, demonstrations and workshops planned, that I will be on flower-overload. Hopefully that won’t last long because next up is the ORCHID show at NYBG! How does ‘Orchid Evenings’ sound? Enjoy a cocktail and live music while touring through the thousands of orchids on view!
Though I am fast forwarding to Spring on my events calendar, I do recognize that we have a lot of Winter to get through. And it is not too late to order a snood from my clever sister. She is also making available a pattern, for all the knitters who want to make one for themselves, at a very reasonable price! Check her web site in the days ahead, The Daily Fiber.
P.S. Again, note the colors of the snood! My fashion forward Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and her designing Auntie are way ahead of the trends!