Orrery (rejected design)
After patiently feeding them through the opening, I was so happy when I saw the lovely proportions of these Pitcher plants in this vase. Imagine, then, my dismay to discover the second vase in this pair needed for The Orrery, had been broken in my absence. I will mourn it's loss, as they have been particular favourite vases of mine, which I have not allowed other people to use!
Color Outside the Lines
My first year to experience the Philadelphia Flower Show was last year, when the theme was everything Parisian, and the whole show felt like a walk through Parc Monceau. You can find pictures of that tour here: http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/2011/03/tuesday-inspiring-spaces-at.html. Last year we went on the final day of the show, and though it was amazing, you could tell that certain things were at the end of their peak. This year, we decided to show up on Day One - and while the show was…