Monday, May 25, 2015

Aloha, 2012 flower show

After 12 straight days writing and blogging about the flower show, this photo captures my feelings exactly. I'm ready for a nap! Somebody push me out the door and take me home. I am ready.

Aloha, 2012 flower show

After 12 straight days writing and blogging about the flower show, this photo captures my feelings exactly. I'm ready for a nap! Somebody push me out the door and take me home. I am ready.

Actually, it's been a lot of fun. And truthfully, it ain't over yet. Though I'm about to hang up my bloggo-meter, I'll be at the show tomorrow with husband and friends and for the first time, I'll be free to wander at will without having to share every little thing online and in print.

It's been an interesting week. This show seems to have captivated many and turned off quite a few. For every person who wanted A, someone else preferred B. The new layout is crazy! The new layout makes no difference. Too much razzmatazz! Loved the techno music and light show.

There was no shortage of opinions, or, fortunately for me, people eager to express them. On that note, the crowds seemed huge this year. One day I went to the Reading Terminal Market for lunch and the mobs were even larger there. We'll see what the attendance figures show, but PHS says opening day - last Sunday - brought in 35,000, the largest number in about a decade.

Keep on emailing. I love hearing from you. Aloha - till next week.

Inquirer Staff Writer
About this blog
Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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