Have you been to the Philadelphia Flower Show yet? It is the largest in the country, actually the world, I think. Every year it is more brilliant than the last. But this year, it really is Brilliant. That is the theme.
I will be instagramming my way around the convention center this evening taking in all of the English-themed delights. I’ll also be paying special attention to the Designer’s Studio as well as the area around it.
Surrounding the Designer’s Studio seating area are themed pods. The themes are Personality, Heirloom, Eco Chic, Neo-Tropic and Enchanted. Floral designers have translated these themes into stunning arrangements and flower installations.
I am looking forward to checking out the Enchanted pod as it has been put together by my friend, Renee Tucci of Rhoads Garden and her partner, Darcie Garcia of Rich Mar.
Renee and Darcie have also been known to compete in the Designer’s Studio along with colleague Heather Towne. The audience does all of the voting in real-time on a flower show app. This is totally entertaining to watch. In fact, there should be a competitive reality show featuring floral designers… No?
Anyway, last year Renee won the competition. And I hear Darcie won earlier this week in another competition. I can’t wait to see who takes home the gold tonight. There will be competitions going on all weekend at the Designer’s Studio.
Let me cut to the chase. I’ve got free tickets for you to hit the show before it ends on Sunday, March 10th! Yes, a pair of complimentary tickets which is a $54 value.
This is a quick giveaway. It will only be open until 5 pm this evening. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite flower. Include your email. I will draw a winner and alert you via email this evening so make sure you are checking in as I will need your last name too. Your pair of tickets will be left at will call for you at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
P.S. There is almost always some vintage goodies to be found at the show!