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I can’t tell you the number of years that I’ve wanted to attend the New England Flower Show. Of course, I do recall that I’ve admitted at least once before that I am a procrastinator extraordinaire. But this year folks, I FINALLY GOT THERE!

Then again, maybe my “subconscious” just knew that there really wasn’t any rush (and if you believe that one …). This was, after all, the 137th New England Flower Show, making it “the longest continuously running” show in the world. And, with “38 gardens and 192 floral arrangements,” this is also the “third largest flower show in the world.” (Massachusetts Horticultural Society)

Trust me, my feet could attest to the size of this event! Still, I did not manage to see the whole thing. For example, there were “222 retail vendors [and] live music performances” plus “lectures, demonstrations, and competitions.” I did get plenty of photos though! But I promise, I won’t make you look at every single one of them! 😀

But where to begin?!

How about with this landscape garden near the entrance to the show and a fitting place to be I might add. Did you know that the pineapple is a symbol of welcome?

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Do you like orchids?

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Then again, perhaps you like “traditional” outdoor flowers like flowering quince, azaleas or peonies.

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There were numerous water gardens.

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And even a couple of “non-flowers!”

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Finally (and proudly), I just have to show you my hometown’s entry.

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Had enough?! I thought you might so I’m putting the rest into a slideshow (that is, if I can remember my password) for your viewing pleasure.

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