Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Please Forgive Me!

I hate myself every time I realize how long it's been since I posted. I have all the usual excuses...none of them worthy.

Yesterday I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show and I am COMPELLED to write about it! I can't do it on the "business" blog, because my partner has dibs on the topic. That's why I'm back. I need you. I'm a big enough gardener to admit that. Can you find it in your hearts to forgive me?

But I digress. Why doesn't New York City have a Flower Show?! Are we not trend setters, show biz afficionados, leaders in our field, on the cutting edge? Who could put on a better flower show than a bunch of NYC gardeners?

Yes, there's the orchid show at the NYBG (love it, love it, who said I didn't?) but why should Chicago, San Franciso, Seattle and Philadelphia have flower shows when we don't? I actually kind of hate the main thrust of the big flower shows: the fake, themed, forced gardens, heavy on the hardscape, all looking sadly the same. But I LOVE the lectures, the plant competitions, the vendors, and the special exhibits. Horticultural Haute Couture, anyone?

The skirt is made from Aspidistra leaves!

I'm heading to San Fran for their boffo show on 3/17 and will be speaking on 3/18 @ 2 pm (Small Space Gardening) and 3/19 @ 11:30 am (Great Container Plants). If you're in the 'hood, please come say hello.

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At March 4, 2009 at 8:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree--why DON'T we have a flower show in NYC? Say hi to SF for me.

At March 4, 2009 at 3:26 PM , Blogger gardenlore said...

wish i could ditch work for the small space gardening one... sf is my home show. love it every year.

At March 4, 2009 at 6:26 PM , Blogger Ellen Zachos said...

Hi Layer, I give you permission to ditch work and come see me!


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