When you’re looking for something to do on the weekend or a day off, we’re sure you could think of several different local attractions in your area. However, have you ever thought about visiting a botanical garden? From the east coast to the west coast, there are tons of amazing botanical gardens that welcome visitors to enjoy the beauty that’s within. Below, we’ve listed out the top 10 botanical gardens in the country that we feel you must check out:
NASA astronaut, Commander Scott Kelly, took matters into his own hands late last year after the International Space Station’s crew tried to grow some zinnia plants in zero gravity. Just a few weeks after planting, the crew noticed symptoms of high humidity and poor air flow; the plants’ wicks leaked water and the pedals were growing curled. Not long after, some of the plants started growing mold. This is when Scott Kelly decided it was time to channel his inner Mark Watney, Matt Damon’s character in The Martian who worked miracles to get potatoes to grow on Mars.
Taking inspiration from some of history’s most prominent artists and movements, the 2015 Macy’s Flower Show was one for the (art) history books. A walk through the center of the world’s largest Macy’s store (fun fact: it has its own zip code), takes visitors on a tour through time; starting from Ancient Greece with stops in the Renaissance movement, surrealism, pop art and more!
Here are four of our favorite flower works from the 2015 Macy’s Flower Show and the artists that inspired them.
Floral Art Inspiration: Roy Lichtenstein
Known for his comic strip-inspired works of Pop Art, American artist Roy Lichtenstein’s unique style can be automatically recognized in the words “bloom” pictured above.
I recently had the pleasure of attending the BloomNet Winter Fresh Forum at the Napco Headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. BloomNet is an international floral wire service provider offering quality products and diverse services to a select network of professional retail florists.
In our ever-changing world it is important to have an organization for florists and floral designers that allows us to “embrace our floristness”. Additionally, BloomNet provides venues and opportunities to share ideas, learn new skills, meet and hear from industry leaders, and stay up-to-date on the latest floral and gifting trends.