Boston Flower & Garden Show

Boston Flower & Garden Show
In March when you’re really starting to crave warmer days, The Boston Flower & Garden Show gently reassures you that spring is on its way. Just stepping inside the Seaport World Trade Center and smelling the mulch and fresh flowers lets you know that gardening days aren’t far away.

I took my Mom for her birthday and while she’d been before, this was my first time attending. We got there first thing and took our time strolling each aisle and looking at each display.

garden display
There were some incredibly intricate “outdoor living” displays in the convention center. From stone fireplaces to water features (including a full-on waterfall) it’s hard to believe you’re indoors. The set-up above was my favorite – I’m a sucker for a tufted cushion.

succulents and bonsai
There was a wide range of potted plants that ranged from succulents to terrariums to beautiful bonsai trees. Succulents and tillandsia (air plants) were well represented at the show. These low maintenance plants have been all the rage over the past few years, partly in thanks to the genius of Flora Grubb.

fresh cut roses
In addition to container plants, there were buckets of fresh cut blooms waiting to be used in arrangements. There were roses of every color, hydrangea, ranunculus, and some more exotic choices like Birds of Paradise.

My Mom took home a beautiful coral peony from Peony’s Envy and I got a sweet little air plant (basically the most low maintenance plant around). They only have to be spritzed with water 1-2 times a week and live happily just about anywhere. I love that this one resembles the top of a pineapple!

It can be a bit difficult in the city, but even small container plants can thrive on a porch or windowsill. What are you looking forward to planting this spring?

Looking forward to days in the dirt!!


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