Each year at the Philadelphia Flower Show the floral design installation of the American Institute of Floral Designers is a much anticipated treat. This year the AIFD took as their theme, REDWOODS, A Walk Among Giants.
The center point was the walkway through the space and through a constructed ‘redwood tree’. The aisles are wood-textured cement with these succulent and flower filled ‘veins’.
Inside the tree, scarlet vines and flowers rain down overhead, delighting the visitors who lined up to cross through under the tree.
Fresh flowers were combined with large log installations. All the flowers were scarlet and lime green.
Uber-creative AIFD members Jane Godshalk and Crex Motzi created this part of the display. Lime amaranth and hellebores contrast beautifully with the mass of scarlet blooms.
The most captivating part of the display was this fantastic elk – see the trophies it collected. The textures and forms were imaginative and delightful.
Trees were evoked with wonderful collage panels of cut logs, pine cones, flowers and other materials.
Harder to capture were the many tree like forms that rose up from the floor or were suspended. It was fascinating to see the inventive use of shapes and materials. Bravo AIFD!!