Send Philadelphia flowers along with Philly cheese steaks. Read more about one of the early cities in the US.
The City of Brotherly Love got its name from the Greek words Philos, which means love, and Adlephos, which means brother. It was named by William Penn whose vision for this new city was that of a place where people from all backgrounds could peacefully live together (as brothers).
The country’s first American flag was made here by Betty Ross, the first oil well in the world to be drilled was done so close-by in Titusville, and the first computer was designed here in 1946. Considering the growth of the petroleum industry, the importance of oil to the world today, as well as our dependence on computers, those are two of the world’s most significant firsts. Philadelphia is home to the nearly 2,000 lb. Liberty Bell which interestingly enough actually had the name Philadelphia spelled wrong at its first engraving. The city is also home to close to 100 galleries and museums making it a huge draw for tourists.
Philadelphia presents hundreds of shows and festivals each year which help to boost the local economy. Perhaps the most breathtaking of these is the annual Philadelphia Flower Show. The show is one of the largest in the world, drawing 250,000 people each year. The event is sponsored by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society and all of its proceeds go to support the Philadelphia Green project which works towards the preservation and development of community green spaces. Philadelphia florists and designers are all in attendance with some giving daily presentations on how to create floral arrangements. Philadelphia flower shops owners flock to the event each year to see the latest trends in flowers the same way that fashionistas head to runways of Milan, Paris and New York each year. The show is also frequented by local wedding and event planners looking for new ideas. This is also an opportunity for them to connect and forge business relationships with Philadelphia florists, flower shop owners and wholesalers. Local Philadelphia flowers lovers also attend the show in high numbers simply to take in the beauty of the displays. If you’re looking to take a detour from the typical Beer Fest, Food or Home Show, take time to discover the beauty of the Philadelphia Flower Show. Its beauty definitely overshadows that of a pint!
Philadelphia "Must See" Attractions
While in Philadelphia, check out these places that make this city unique:
- Old City District and all of its historical attractions including Independence Hall, Independence Visitor's Center, the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell Center, and more
- The Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest indoor flower show in the world
- The Philadelphia Zoo, America's first zoo
- The Battleship New Jersey, now a floating museum on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia
- The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
Sending flowers to loved ones is easy when there are great, reliable local Rockledge florists and Huntingdon Valley flower shops available to help. Our wonderful Narberth florists and flower shops in Glenolden can provide local flower delivery to Philadelphia and nearby areas. You want to trust local Lansdale flower shops or florists in Lafayette Hill to send the freshest flowers available. Count on flower shops in Bala Cynwyd or Broomall florists to deliver hand-arranged flower bouquets right to your doorstep. Professional flower delivery from our florists in Bensalem and local Folcroft flower shops is sure to add a personal touch to your floral gift.
Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there.
- Francis Thompson
I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
Comes up smelling like roses
- Thom Bodebt
The garden should be adorned with roses and lilies, the turnsole, violets, and mandrake.
There you should have parsley, cost, fennel, southern-wood, coriander, sage, savory, hyssop, mint, rue, dittany, smallage, pellitory, lettuces, garden-cress, and peonies.
There should also be beds planted with onions, leeks, garlic, pumpkins and shallots.
The cucumber growing in its lap, the drowsy poppy, the daffodil and brank-ursine ennoble a garden.
Nor are there wanting, if occasion further thee, pottage-herbs, beets, herb-mercury, orache, sorrel and mallows, anise, mustard, white pepper and wormwood do good service to the gardener.
- Alexander of Neckham