|Orchids at the entrance|
This weekend I attended the Philadelphia Flower Show. This is the largest indoor flower display in the world! It takes place for one week each spring in Philadelphia, PA. Dresses, hats, store windows, jewelry, patios, even people are on parade, all made----completely of flowers! (Imagine the fragrance) Additionally there is a myriad variety of vendors, tempting you with their beautiful plants, cut flowers and handmade wares.
This brings me to a confession:
I'm sad to report that a few weeks after I wrote the ballet and the bonsai -- whether it was lack of sun or over-watering on top of the stress from being neglected by the Nutcracker---my Cerissa Rose Bonsai bit the dust...
Nevertheless, in true warrior fashion, I am determined to succeed. This weekend, at the flower show, I bought a tiny new sapling, another Cerissa, this time a different variety. (I'm sure I've already stressed the poor thing out by transplanting it, wiring it and over watering it, so cross your fingers for a sunny day to help dry it out and get it acclimated to its new surroundings.)