Posted by: Patty | March 4, 2013

Flowers + Beatles = Fabulous Philadelphia Flower Show

Great Britain is the featured country of the Philadelphia Flower Show this year. Expecting stuffy themes like Ascot and the Royal Family, I was delighted by the whimsical and happy tributes to great British music and literature.

Big Ben

The entrance to the show is dominated by a hugh replica of Big Ben. It seemed rather boring, until the top of the hour. Every hour the clock plays an animated tribute to British music. Monty Python would be proud. I wish I could figure out how to post a video of the performance, it is great fun.

10 Downing Street showcased gorgeous floral arrangements.

10 Downing St

Entryway gardens for favorite authors were displayed:

Peter Rabbit:

Peter Rabbits Garden

Jane Austin:

Jane Austin

Even Downton Abbey was represented: Violet Crowley , made entirely of flowers:

Violet Crowley

The yellow submarine made many appearances:

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Vendors were selling anything a gardener could want but one was selling the most fantastic hellebores. The blossoms are in this sweet bird bath:

hellebore blosssoms

If you can find the time, visit this wonderful flower show. Here are some great flowers:

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And, the best fascinator:

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Cheers, Patty

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