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.
This ethereal installation was created from bamboo, broom and hundreds of delicately bleached & dyed (I think) ferns in pink, yellow and white.
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, top, surely lived up to their name. Sweet peas, carnations and lisianthus, below, were gathered into a rainbow of subtle colors, fresh and luscious!
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.