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US (PA): Philadelphia Flower Show’s 'Garden Electric' showing off creativity

Flower enthusiasts will swoon at the amazing, dazzling, and jaw-dropping 'Garden Electric' themed extravaganza now taking place at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Floral designers from around the world gathered all week to create these artistic exhibits for the Philadelphia Flower Show, which will run until March 12.

Although outside for the past two years, the show fortunately returned indoors. This way, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of exotic and trending flowers from floral artists vs. a focus on outdoor landscape design. Having it inside allows artists to control temperatures to make flowers last vs. wilting in the hot June sun, which limits their options.

Cerebral Garden
Flowers stimulate the senses. This is why Jennifer Reed of Jennifer Design Events created the concept of the "Cerebral Garden" for the Philadelphia Flower Show.

"I used upholstery foam around a metal frame to create the brain," says Jennifer, who also was helped by Dr. Jayatri Das, Chief Bioscientist at The Franklin Institute @franklininstitute. Lighting designer James Sannino also helped construct the purple lights of the brain.

So were the left side calmer colors and the right side brighter colors reflective of the left and right side brain? "No, that theory has been debunked," says Jennifer. "It's just about one side for calm and the other for your more colorful side."

Don't you love how she paired all the lilies and baby's breath for the calm and the yellow mimosa, oranges anthuriums, and blue alliums for more vibrant? The landscaping – helped by @lrdesignstudio_landscapes -was just abundant and lush. And the vibrating purple piping lighting by James Sannino really added to the overall happy effect. Having covered her work for many years, I do believe that "Cerebral Garden" is the most inspired and beautifully executed in her award-winning career.

It really is an incredible sensation to walk inside the brain cavity and see all the flowers in bloom. It's such a positive feeling.

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