Monday, March 20, 2017

Holland: Flowering the World" (3) - Ikebana

The flower show ran though 3/11 to 3/19/2017. The arrangements of Ikebana display section divided to three rotations (to keep flowers fresh and to give more ikebanists a chance to show their arrangements), and including four schools (Sogetsu, Ohara, Ikenobo and Ichiyo). During the two hours I was on volunteer duty, it was on Saturday, the opening day. I have never seem so many people came to see the show and viewed the Ikebana arrangements. Within that two hours, I had to answer all the questions about Ikebana and promote Ikebana International. A person told me that she likes the Ikebana section the most. A lots of people admired the Ikebana's artistic creation. Below are the arrangements for the first rotation only. If you like to see other 2 rounds of Ikebana exhibition, you can check the website of  Ikebana International Philadelphia Chapter # 71.
Sogetsu school
Sogetsu school
Sogetsu school
Sogetsu school
Ohara school
Ohara school
Ohra school
Ohara school
Ichiyo school
Ikenobo
Ikenobo
Ikenobo
Ikenobo

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Holand: Flowering the World - Orchids (2)

This year, the display of orchids section were different. Most were Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Philanopsis, Oncidium and...I didn't see or I missed any Cattleya in the display. The other pictures show here were with winning ribbons.










Pressed flowers picture

Friday, March 17, 2017

PHS Phaladelphia Flower Show 2017 - "Holland: Flowering the World" (1)

The theme of this year is " Holland: Flowering the world", cerebrating the beauty of the Dutch landscape. The Dutch contributions to the botanical world and highlights the country's technological advances in green energy, starting with windmills. As you may not know, this is the 188th Philadelphia flower show, the largest indoor flower show in the world. Set on 10 indoor acres in the center city of Philadelphia convention hall. The show support the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) urban tree planting programs and city harvest which grows and supplies food to the underprivileged.
Entering the show ground, all you see is tulips, tulips every where! There were more than 30 thousand tulips and other bulbs running in rainbow of carpets. The show is spectacular. I was on volunteer duty for the first rotation (3 rotation in total) of Ikebana's display section. After off  my duty, I had the chance to view the most of the show. It was breath-taking and beautiful! Here are just a few pictures: