Floral Design Trends as Seen at the Boston Flower Show

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In another attempt to spend time in Boston, I attended the Boston Flower and Garden Show last week. I dragged Tony along with me, which was funny because he has absolutely no interest in botanicals of any kind. In fact, if I so much as reference a plant by its proper name (i.e. Forsythia) he rolls his eyes. He claims it’s pretentious to “name drop” plant names. Oh right, I should just say the yellow bush – my bad!

Regardless, we had a nice time in the city and I loved seeing the gorgeous displays. I was most interested to see the latest in floral design trends. However, I was also impressed with the landscape and stonework displays. Some were very elaborate.

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This was inside the Seaport World Trade Center

 

As we walked around, I looked to identify the top floral design trends and popular plants.

Plants

As far as plants go, it looks like succulents are still a favorite. They were abundant throughout the show. I imagine the easy care and hard to kill nature of these plants allows them to maintain their popularity. Bonsai creations were also quite attractive to the crowds.

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Succulents galore
Faux succulent arrangement
Faux succulent arrangement
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Bonsai table

Flowers

While the plant and garden displays were eye-catching, my focus was on flowers. I was happy to discover the Floral Design Competition room tucked in the back of the convention hall. Here, I took my time and perused the colorful and creative arrangements. I looked for patterns in color, structure and flower choice. The trend that most intrigued me was the fusion of floral and sculpture – flowers combined with some kind of manmade structural component. I did find these creations interesting and dramatic, however I prefer the beauty of blooms to stand alone.


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It was nice to get a touch of spring at this event. Hopefully we, here in New England, won’t have to wait too much longer for the real thing.

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Feeling blue? Go buy yourself a bunch of happy flowers…sniff and smile. They always do the trick for me.

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Jen K

I always used to take my mom to the Flower Show for her birthday! Nice timing, her birthday was this week! Love the show, especially with snow on the ground!

Ginny

I’ve always enjoyed going to the fower show, it’s the first promise of spring here in NE, thanks for taking me there if only in pics. They are lovely choices.

julie sinopoli

Just Beautiful Beth!!
Thanks for sharing!!