Click on the above link to visit the shows website
My journey there was to begin on Thursday March 5th, but a late winter snow storm thwarted all my plans.
The gardens at the height of the storm
As a young child snow would not have been an obstacle as trains ran daily between the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia. This was not the case this year. Instead the following day my companion and I had to drive south to Doylestown and board the train at that location to travel into the city. What followed was a step into America’s oldest flower show celebrating the silver screen.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
With songs from favorite movies and cinematic music scores playing in the background, people moved through acres of exhibits (click on the link to learn more about the exhibitors and their themes) and vendors.
Irish cottage garden presented by the Irish Tourism board
I took over a hundred pictures and pared them down to 78. Today and tomorrows posts feature some of my favorite photo memories of the flower show.
Hope you enjoy this breath of spring as much as I did.
Homage to the movie Tarzan
Tulips in an English park – Marry Poppins
Looking up also was amazing
Flowers outside the Serendipity cabin – The Parent Trap
I live in eastern Pennsylvania and like millions of others along the eastern coast of the United States we are in a deep freeze. The sun is shining through the skylight but the warmth is deceiving. Just tried to drive to a local winery, the back roads were drifted over thanks to wind gusts of up to 40 miles an hour. I need a warm weather connection! So enjoy with me one of the most transformative creatures – caterpillars!
All the beauties you see here have called the gardens their home before transforming and flying away…
Black Swallowtail caterpillar on dill plant
Evergreen Bagworm moth caterpillar
Variegated Fritillary Caterpillar
Silver-spotted Skipper caterpillars on Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick
White-marked Tussock moth caterpillar
Milkweed Tiger Moth Caterpillars
Saddleback moth caterpillar next to acorn caps
Tussock moth caterpillar
Juvenile Saddleback caterpillars on native Spicebush