Today: Mob scene at the Flower Show.

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false] I would have stopped to smell the flowers, but I was afraid I’d get mowed down by the crowd.  I could have never imagined that the most dangerous place to be on a Saturday night in the city would be a flower show.  As we entered the Seaport World Trade Center, we were forced do dodge throngs of people wielding 4 foot tall garden stakes, bundles of branches, and various other garden show paraphernalia.

I have never been touched by so many garden club members in my life.  As we attempted to walk up and down the outer aisles (I like to tackle these types of events with a plan.. in this case, it was not a good one), we were crushed by people charging the Harbor Sweets booth as the salesperson announced he had toffee samples to give away.  Lord have mercy.  We, unfortunately, didn’t get to spend nearly as much time checking out the actual flowers and gardens as we did last year.  Visiting on the weekend was not the best idea.

I did get a few ideas, though, and a few good pictures.  Voila.

Yep!  That’s a real bird!

After being run over by some sort of hand cart filled with garden sculptures, I decided enough was enough.  We picked up a really cute window sill garden, some hydrangeas and white roses from Wilson Farm, a “Happy Dog Meal” for Clark and called it a day.  Next year, we’re sticking to a weekday night.  And wearing body armor.

Also On Tap for Today:

What’s the most dangerous thing you did this weekend?

4 thoughts on “Today: Mob scene at the Flower Show.

  1. I think we have finally ditched the snow here in Cleveland. I hope so anyway, because we are definitely in garden mode ourselves. No garden shows for us, though. I’m not big on crowds myself. It helps that the previous owners of our house were amazing gardeners so we only need to maintain the flower beds. It is our vegetable gardens that we focus on each Spring. (iclw#5)

  2. Nothing like a fierce free samples crowd to get the adrenaline pumping. I actually had to step outside of Trader Joe’s in Framingham last weekend because the crowds and mean shopping cart drivers were just too much. But your pictures are gorgeous so hopefully it was worth it!

  3. I never would have thought a flower show on the weekend would be such an ordeal?! Your pictures are beautiful. Happy Spring!

    ICLW 149

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