Before I dive into all of the wedding DIY projects, I wanted to take a second to really enjoy the Philadelphia Flower Show. The place is magical, and if you're in the area while it's in town, it's worth the trip. In fact, it's worth it even if you aren't in the area. Fly here next year. You'll thank me.
This year's theme was Hawaii, and all of the plants and displays featured varieties that grow in the islands. There are table top displays, entire garden vignettes and so much more. But my personal favorites were the flower boxes. Did I mention that I'm exclusively a container gardener? Because I am.
Anyway, here are some of my favorites:
Another form of container gardening are cold frames. These make it possible for you to keep your greens (or blues or reds, or whatever you're growing) vibrant for much of the year, depending on your locale. This cold frame is filled with edible plants like lettuce, kale and enough herbs to keep Bobby Flay happy.
And then I took a few pictures of what my dream garden would look like. Here are all kinds of edible plants grown next to flowers and other stunningly beautiful plants. It's enough to make this girl swoon.
Of course, the show has much, much more to offer than I could ever show you here. If you can swing it, try to stop out next year. You could easily spend an entire day walking through the displays, listening in at demonstrations and shopping from the garden vendors.