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?
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.