The day before the east coast was attacked by a brutal snow storm, we had the fortune to visit the Pennsylvania Flower Show. Being unaware about what was about to happen at home, we strolled through the spring gardens just as winter was secretly planning its attack. Our community suffered a twelve inch accumulation. But I prefer telling you about the Flower Show.
Many spring gardens showed cheerful bulbs of varying colors.
But my favorite exhibits were the miniature plants and miniature gardens. There were Edwardian Cases. This one is planted with a Venus fly trap surrounded by pitcher plants.
The display of miniature iris plants in full bloom was cheerful and charming.
There were containers set at unusual angles that made for interesting viewing. This one was set on its side, showing a variety of miniature plants. The different colors and shapes made this display especially appealing.
Besides plants, this year’s show featured an exhibit of butterflies. Butterfly food was placed on a Q-tip. Butterflies taste with their feet, so if one were to hold the dry tip and offer the wet tip to a butterfly, it would step onto the Qtip and munch away. I found an especially talented gentleman demonstrating this feeding technique:
It was a lovely show; much more lovely than the cold and snowy reality we are facing now.