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Philadelphia Flower Show 2014

By John Markowski @jmarkowski0

For the fifth consecutive year, I made it out to the Philadelphia Flower Show and as expected, it didn't disappoint. There was a threat of snow in the air as I set out this morning, but if you're an integral part of the media like me, you cannot let that stand in the way. There was a story to be reported on and I needed to deliver.
This year's theme is ARTiculture, "where art meets horticulture" and well ... I'll let the photos do the talking.
Actually before that, I have a few observations on the crowd at the show that I must report out on. Specifically, three different "types" of visitors I witnessed today and each and every other time I've been to this show:
Husband/boyfriend wearing an Eagles jersey telling the world it wasn't his idea to go to the show - this was as entertaining to watch as the show itself. As the wife/girlfriend walked from display to display, wine in hand, the husband/boyfriend didn't hide his disdain for being there and constantly checked his phone with a courtesy glance thrown at the flowers every minute or so.
Husband/boyfriend pretending to be interested with the hopes of scoring points with their significant other - this was also super entertaining and I appreciated the effort.
Models demanding to have themselves photographed in front of each and every display - true story, I witnessed a woman, the width of a twix bar, ask her photographer boyfriend/gofer if he can make sure she looks as thin as possible in a particular shot. I threw her a sandwich and walked away.
Back to the show ...
  
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
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Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
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Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014

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