Explore America….”The Breeze of Spring”

 Japan Growers Fantastic Bird

A rather fanciful, Big Bird-like apparition, “The Breeze of Spring”,  landed from Osaka at last week’s Philadelphia Flower Show, courtesy of the Japan Flowers & Plants Export Association.

 Japan Growers

 Japan Growers detail of painted ferns

This ethereal installation was created from bamboo, broom and hundreds of delicately bleached & dyed (I think) ferns in pink, yellow and white.

 Japan's export flowers 1

 Japan's export flowers 2

The display celebrates the diversity and quality of Japan’s cut flower industry.  Look at the Ranunculus on the lower shelf of the top photo – they are HUGE!

Gloriosa lilies from Japan

 Mixed bouquet from Japan

Gloriosa lilies, top, surely lived up to their name.  Sweet peas, carnations and lisianthus, below, were gathered into a rainbow of subtle colors, fresh and luscious!

Bird fromd the back

The “Breeze” was angled diagonally in the large space with a raked area of gravel, like the most famous of Japanese gardens.  The designers were masters of how to use their space – drama and calm.


About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.
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