after a short road trip down to philly, amy and i were happy to check out our very first philadephia flower show. i wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but i figured we would be surrounded by walls of flowers and engulfed in the smell of all things green. in that respect, we certainly weren’t disappointed, but i think we both came away feeling that perhaps the garden/floral style we both love hadn’t really found a home at the show yet (or at least not this year). there were definitely a few booths that we really enjoyed (like the shipping containers above and below), but overall i think we both longed for something a bit more rustic, wild, and organic (we ended up driving down to terrain for lunch to satisfy that need). so if my photo coverage of the show is a bit on the light side, that’s why. that said, i wanted to share our favorites from the show in this post, starting with these incredible shipping containers.
the moda botanica designers from philadelphia created our favorite part of the show, hands down. they filled industrial shipping containers with a dizzying array of succulents, orchids, and walls of flowers i couldn’t even begin to identify they were so lush and beautiful. amy and i really loved the contrast between the delicate flowers and the rough, rusty containers, and particularly enjoyed the dining scene they set up in one container. the designers used simple wooden pallets (which they filled with moss and succulents) to create a gorgeous dining table. the tables were topped by a reflective surface that really highlighted the beautiful combination of silvery purple roses and succulents. it was such a dramatic display and was the first- and most striking thing- we really show at the show.
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more beautiful shipping container flowers from moda botanica. the overhead lights made it tough to nail the shots and colors properly, so my apologies for the cruddy shots.
tulips, tulips, and more tulips! the dutch tulip display was really gorgeous- i especially loved the yellow and red sides. ;)
i’m so mad i didn’t catch that this was off-focus while i was still at the show, but ugh, ce la vie. i loved this sweet nesting herb planter on top of a bright blue cafe table and chairs.
i’m always a sucker for industrial materials used in garden design. so this little display of cement structures filled with lush, leggy greenery stole my heart.
a tree made entirely of white orchids. enough said. GORG-EOUS.
a wall of cups inside the philly convention center…
bummed that we couldn’t find the sort of loose, wild flowers and plants we love, amy and i drove a few extra miles south of philly to have lunch and immerse ourselves in greenery at terrain. i would live in that cafe if i could.