Red Riding Hood rock garden tulip

Late – April Garden Walk

Reseeded Hellebore flower

Reseeded Hellebore flower

Daffodil and Hyacinth flowers in front garden

Daffodil and Hyacinth flowers in front garden

 Not only day-to-day

Reseeded Hellebore flowers

Reseeded Hellebore flowers

But moment to moment a garden changes

Dutchman's Breeches after the rain

Dutchman’s Breeches after the rain

A shadow cast, sun rays illuminating

Sumac stand reflected in pond near labyrinth in lower gardens

Sumac stand reflected in pond near labyrinth in lower gardens

Creatures warming on heated rocks

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

Birds stealth-like movements

Flicker photo taken with Nikon Coolpix P150

Flicker Photo taken with Nikon Coolpix P150

Flowers in bloom

Red Riding Hood rock garden tulip

Red Riding Hood rock garden tulip

Green prevails

Hellebore flower

Hellebore flower

Life is organic – life is change

Siberian Squill - Scilla and Euonymus

Siberian Squill – Scilla and Euonymus

Enjoy every moment

Wood stump sculpture In front flower bed

Wood stump sculpture In front flower bed

Mid-April – Garden Walk

Hyacinth flower

I often forget that without winters there would be no spring

Glory of the Snow flowers

In environments adapted to the seasonal clock

The vegetable garden ready for plantimg

Flora and fauna need time to rest, to rejuvenate

Laceleaf maple in front of home

The earth needs her sleep in order to be revitalized

Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica striped squill flower

But when she wakes

Iris flower

The gifts she gives to us for enduring an endless white landscape are beyond compare

Trumpet daffodil flower

Enjoy the gardens – Thank you for taking a moment of your time to

“walk the gardens with me”

Iris flower

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The 186 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 2nd Installment

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As many of you know my last post was dedicated to the Philadelphia Flower Show. I promised myself I would leave with a plethora of photos and I did.  Today is the second installment of those photos.

Another upward look flowers at the show

I was fortunate to have my first peek of the show through the lens of a fellow blogger.  I’ve included the link to her post,

Dreaming of Spring

Additional photos were also featured on

Monday’s Fine Gardening Photo of the Day

A tropical oasis Prince of Persia exhibit

Enjoy your second installment  –  Enjoy a step into spring!

Ceramic fish could be purchased at the vendor

Floral Design

A tribute to Mulan

Floral Design - Interpretation of the movie Thor

Tribute to Disney Princesses, The Little Mermaid

Hidden patio

 

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America’s Oldest Flower Show The 186 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

This year I had the opportunity to visit the

186th PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Click on the above link to visit the shows website

Terrestrial Orchid

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

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

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

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.

Flower arrangement

Hope you enjoy this breath of spring as much as I did.

Homage to the movie Tarzan

Homage to the movie Tarzan

 
Tulips in an English park - Marry Poppins

Tulips in an English park – Marry Poppins

  
Looking up also was amazing

Looking up also was amazing

Flowers outside the Serendipity cabin - The Parent Trap

Flowers outside the Serendipity cabin – The Parent Trap

Jasmin's flying carpet - Disney's Princesses

Jasmin’s flying carpet – Disney’s Princesses

Homage to Finding Nemo - 1

Finding Nemo

Homage to Finding Nemo - 2

Homage to Finding Nemo – 2

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