Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Flowers in Paris...oh, So Nice



If you asked, well, the answer is: I'd rather be in Paris. However, this was a great Philadelphia Flower Show, a tradition in Philadelphia since 1829. The Mistress had a lovely time with my suitor for the day, the handsome Merrit. A very good day indeed, and I think this years show was the best ever and one of the biggest in the country. The Eiffel Tower is the gateway to this year's show, which includes Paris cafes and courtyards, the catacombs, historic Victorian-era French gardens, rooftop and edible gardens featuring fabulous French food by local chefs, where you could sample, and of course the city's most famous museums and artists.





On the last day we got to see a live model wearing a stunning multi-tower dress made of thousands of white flowers and sprinkled with pink orchids. It was amazing to see! Hmmmmm. where do I wear one of these too?But the whole show was very interesting and oh so beautiful to see. I only wished I'd worn one of my huge chapeau's adorned with flowers!







Free lectures abound this year on topics from the gardens of Paris and Normandy to culinary herbs of France, rain gardens, edible landscaping, plants for difficult situations, great garden design, sustainable gardening, and much, much more. New varieties of popular cut flowers were featured in many displays, and there were demonstrations of how to use cut flowers for specific occasions. This is the largest indoor flower show in the country. Everyone seemed to be in a good mood too, got everybody out of the winter doldrums and in the mood for spring. There's simply nothing else like this show. Afterward it was off to Lolita. How appropriate for the Mistress right? The place is owned by a talented lesbyterian couple who know how to cook a mean and delish dinner! What a great place! After that, it was off to home so the Mistress could rest her barking dogs and enjoyed some wine with handsome date, and that's' all I'm saying! Tootles!






14 comments:

  1. How stunning and funny is this blog! Like we have time to read back post, but we must! This looks like a wonderful show Miss B. We would have had to wear a huge flower gown ourselves!

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  2. Love the photos.
    They SCREAM spring!

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  3. By the time you figure tickets parking and lunch or dinner this is easily $100. It is nice to go, and it's alot of money to shell out, bit it's worth it! It's the best one I have seen in the eight years I've been going. And I though I could smell the Mistress there.

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  4. Now this year looks stunning!!!I’ve been there twice, and both were a little disappointing. Figured I had just picked “off” years.Some years, like last, the show is exciting and full of inspirational ideas. I think more than anything it depends on the theme.

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  5. You know I background is in gardening and landscaping so I find this very intresting. Now for the parts you left out! Spill the beans you ho!!!!!!

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  6. WOW! Can I come next year and stay at the Casa?

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  7. Honey that'll be your wedding dress one day.......just not in white, more like a bright red! But the show looks so beautiful! We could all use some spring!

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  8. Amazing photos! I love everything Parisian -and what a wonderful venue. As for the dress, if Scarlet pulled it off with curtains, I see no reason...

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  9. Beautiful! This time of year makes me so giddy, too! I feel like I need to get naked and run through a field of flowers! Thanks for sgaring the show. And the date went well too!

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  10. I have friends that go to this year year and say how nice it is! Beautiful pictures! Maybe one year.....

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  11. I LOVE Spring soooo much for the flowers and the world just comes alive in such a beautiful way. Fall used to be my favorite season but I think it might be spring now. I really enjoyed seeing the rooms and the flowers dresses,how nice!

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  12. Spring and these pictures are indeed beautiful. Gald to hear you had another nice weekend on a date! I hope you bahaved yourself!!!

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  13. This is a real show stop! If that doesn't get you in the mood for spring nothing will, well, except maybe that botty call!

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  14. What a good weekend that looks like. I love to go to flowers shows and we don't have them here like this. Sounds like the dating scene is going great too huh?

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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