Sunday, May 24, 2015

And who remembers the Wanamaker eagle?

I sure do! and I'm glad he's still there in the grand court of Macy's. It was fun to visit this morning.

And who remembers the Wanamaker eagle?

I sure do! and I'm glad he's still there in the grand court of Macy's. It was fun to visit this morning.

Burke Brothers has been doing the Macy's flower show for six years now. It's worth a visit - won't take long - because we deserve a little color, scent and design in our drab little lives, don't we? I am getting emails and texts from people with photos of their snowdrops, dwarf iris and crocuses in bloom. There's desperation out there!

So make yourself feel better. Grab your umbrella and steel-tipped boots, ice scraper and snow shovel, and come on down to Macy's to celebrate spring. You'll be excited to see roses and cyclamen, hydrangeas and cherry blossoms, tulips, rununculus, the sweetest little sweet peas and more. It all feels - and smells - really good.

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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