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A Burst of Color at Macy’s Secret Garden Show

This has been a very long winter. It has been known as the coldest winter in 30 years with 50 days below zero degrees (our average is 20). Even our local weatherman Paul Douglas made fun of our unbearable winter with a badge we could wear that said “I survived the worst winter ever”. Although it is technically spring, sadly our winter is long from over.

Yesterday feeling the effects of a long, harsh winter on a whim I drove to downtown Minneapolis and headed to some much needed color and inspiration at the Macy’s Secret Garden Show. As I rode up the escalator to the eighth floor auditorium, I could smell the delicious fragrance of flowers that became happily overpowering as I headed to the entrance. I was entranced by that long forgotten smell.

As soon as I stepped inside The Secret Garden I was in heaven. My pure white world exploded into vibrant hues of pinks, reds, yellows and orange. Those long forgotten pleasures to the eyes that brought a smile to my tired soul.

Come, take a walk with me through Macy’s Secret Garden. Close your eyes after and inhale the sweet fragrance of a million flowers.

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If you go:

Macy’s Flower Show is currently running in the following cities:

Minneapolis
New York
Philadelphia
Chicago
San Francisco
Washington DC. (Cherry Blossom show)
Minneapolis’ show is from March 23-April 6th and is free.

To get information all the Macy’s Flower shows, dates and venues, click here.

15 comments

  1. What a splendid flower experience! I especially like the close-ups of the orchids, as the patterns and shapes of their “internal organs” are always so intriguing. I recently visited an Orchid House that is in a small botanical garden/reserve in San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico, that houses over 200 types of the more than 700 wild varieties that exist in Chiapas alone. It’s amazing how tiny some of them are! Their site is http://www.orchidsmexico.com.
    Your comments about the weather are also interesting. We live half of our lives in Alaska, and there the weather patterns are changing to warmer and milder. We have lived there almost 40 years and even in that blip of geological time, the difference is obvious.

  2. even here on the equator where explosions of color are common, i was with you on this journey and could imagine what a welcome balm it was to you! with the slow internet, not all of the images loaded, but i was grateful for what came through!

    it would have been hard for me to leave such beauty! z

  3. I was in New York one year for the Macy’s flower show. I went up and down the escalators over and over again to take it all in, it was simply stunning. My favourites are always the peonies. Mine is growing in the garden at Casa Debbio and today I planted 2 more. Spring has been put on hold here and we have rain and cold weather. There has been snow on the mountains around us, which looks very pretty, but it is time for spring now.

    • I bet it is unbelievable to see the flower show in NYC! Yesterday it was cold and snowing. We have no sign of winter leaving so I had to see these gorgeous flowers. Hopefully it will warm up for you soon as well in lovely Italy but I bet the snow is quite lovely on the mountains!

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  5. Ann S.

    Love your post and it has inspired me…going on Wednesday! Kind of on a tight timeframe though as I need to be back home in time to pick up kiddos after school. How long would you say it takes to get through the show, assuming a leisurely walking pace?

    • Wonderful! It actually is not very big and probably only takes 15-30 minutes or less to walk through at a leisurely pace. It can get crowded. It wasn’t too bad when I went around 130 pm but when my friend went the next day around 10 she said it was very crowded. Definitely worth the visit!

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