Tag Archive | Macy’s Flower Show

America the Beautiful

Today is the last day of Macy’s annual flower show in downtown Minneapolis.  This year’s theme is America the Beautiful.  There are displays of flowers or plant life from every region of the United States.  As usual, the scenes were beautiful.

Bachman’s replaces some of the flowers, such as Daffodils, Hyacinths and Tulips, to keep the flowers looking fresh.  Each year, more than 65,000 people visit, and it’s always on my list of things to do in the spring.  Seeing the flowers gives us hope for our gardens as we wait for flowers to bloom.

Earth laughs in flowers.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art in Bloom

The theme for the Macy’s Flower Show in downtown Minneapolis this year was Art in Bloom.  The last day of the Flower Show was yesterday.  As usual, I visited the display towards the last days of the show, and some of the flowers were looking a little tired but still beautiful.  I enjoyed seeing how the arrangements tied in with the artwork.  If you hover your mouse over the bottom of each picture below, you will see how I titled the photos.

The Modern Garden reminded me of Legos, and the flowers below mirrored the scene.  There were slide shows projected on different pieces of art.  For instance, on the David Statue, different geographical designs were displayed and changed.  Plus, many different paintings were projected onto the Bed of Flowers.

Bachman’s did a wonderful job, as usual.  Every year I think, this was my favorite display, and this year wasn’t any different!

 

I’m looking forward to seeing the earth come alive as spring blooms more each day here in Minnesota!  Happy Easter!

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone,
but in every leaf in spring-time.  ~Martin Luther

The Secret Garden

After waking up to find eight inches of snow on the ground this morning, I thought it would be a good day to visit Macy’s Flower Show in downtown Minneapolis.  The fragrant flowers welcomed us the moment we exited the elevator.

The theme this year is The Secret Garden.  I am not familiar with this story, but after wandering around the auditorium for a while and noticing little secrets amongst the flowers, I realized the story must be true to its name and have many secrets hidden within its pages.  See if you can notice some things hiding in the pictures below.

Did you find the sleeping man and the tortoise topiary?

After seeing all these beautiful sights, I can only imagine what the story is all about.  It looks like I will have to add The Secret Garden to my reading list.

Happy Spring!

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. ~ Buddha

“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.”
– Edna St. Vincent Millay

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Inspiration/2010/03/Inspirational-Flower-Quotes.aspx?p=4#Td0RmSg6fKqWcAHh.99

The Painted Garden

One of the first signs of spring in Minneapolis is the Macy’s Flower Show which takes place in the 8th Floor Auditorium of Macy’s downtown store.  Every year all the colors are such a welcome sight for those of us who have been surrounded by white, drab snow.

This year the theme is the Painted Garden which celebrates India and the southern regions of Asia.   Every color ever imagined can be found here in the beautifully designed creations, and the fragrant flowers remind us that spring will soon be here!

The free event is being held from March 24 through April 7.  Most of the flowers looked great yesterday, but don’t wait too long because the hyacinths were starting to look a little tired.

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Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom.  They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.  ~Jim Carrey

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter!