3.30.2010

Flowers and Gardens

On Sunday I went to the annual Boston Flower and Garden Show with my Mom and Grandma.  I was told it was smaller this year then in the past, but it seemed large to me.  There were beautiful flowers & gardens everywhere, lots of pretty eye candy to look at. 

While I have zero room for an outdoor garden since I live in an apartment, there were lots of ideas for  container gardens and cut flowers.  Or as I like to call them, the Home Depot & Trader Joe's specials in my house.

Anyway here are some pretty things I saw




These air plants were my favorite- unfortunately my apartment does not get the strong light these require, otherwise they would have come home with me.


They require no soil, just a little water every so often and bright light- they were the coolest looking things too!


They even had pretty wedding cakes with flowers painted, pressed and molded


Flower arrangements of all styles and creations



There were orchids in colors I didn't know existed as well as the everyday colors- all were stunning!


And my favorite...all the topiaries.  There were topiaries out of rosemary, boxwood, ivy, and so many more I didn't even know the name of.


Maybe next year two of these will come home with me, I would love to have them on my mantle.  The ones above came from Snug Harbor Farm in Maine, a must visit if you are ever in the area. 

With all the rain that we have been having here in Boston those May flowers better be spectacular this year!

10 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

how pretty!

Saara @ GEORGE Interior Design said...

Those air plants are soooo cool! I have never heard of them, but really want to try them out in my sunny kitchen window. I also love topiaries, and am actually doing a DIY project very soon to make my new terracotta pots look aged, mossy and amazing like the ones you photographed. :)

Full House said...

Sp pretty. I need some of those topiaries too.

Have a great day!

Design Esquire said...

So pretty!

Jennifer said...

super fun! thanks for sharing.

Audreya said...

Love it! (Yes, topiaries are GREAT!) We went to this huge daffodil field over the weekend. It always gets me in a flowery mood. I'm not sure why though... air plants really would be about the only thing I could keep alive. :-)

shoestringliving said...

Wow, this was indoors? Amazing. I love the orchids, thankfully I found a cute silk one that looks as great and doesn't die :)

carlee said...

I would really like a few topiaries. Beautiful flowers. Looks like a good time to me :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I forgot this was happening! The orchids are so beautiful....as are the cakes! :)

Southern Aspirations said...

oh so envious but in a good way! Gorgeous photos.