We have finally returned from our trip to Europe to attend the 2010 IPM in Essen, Germany. Regardless of the fact that it was ridiculously cold in Germany for the past 3 weeks, I can tell you that at the IPM tradeshow, attended by Horticulture professionals from all over the world, SPRING has sprung!
I know you won't believe me since heavy snowfall and unseasonably cold temperatures have almost paralyzed transportation in Europe, so I took a whole BUNCH of photos to prove to you that cold weather never keeps us GROWERS from bringing spring flowers to the masses!
Imagine setting up you dining room to look like THIS.....
Here's a gigantic wine glass with a mix of calla lilies and greens. Are you starting to drool yet?
and I think I'm gonna try make an arrangement like this for my next Venetian themed birthday party. You're ALL INVITED!
Being at the show was just such a breath of fresh, spring air with a dash of citrus....
and just wandered around the endless garden and floral displays in blissful oblivion.
Well, admittedly we stopped a few times to sit down and have a coffee at different booths. I refuse to wear anything but high healed shoes because I want to look stylish and professional. I pay for it by the end of a full day walking on the show floor.
It's always great to stop and take a load off between drooling sessions.
Now, don't you go feeling sorry for us because we may have been leaving GERMANY but.....we were on our way to ITALY for a 10 day cruise of the Western Mediterranean with my sister Lisa and her husband Rick!!!