HANAMI – A Flower Show

Preview of Spring 2015 – A Major Flower Show of the Garden Club of America


Hanami is an age-old Japanese celebration of Spring. People throughout Japan gathering under the flowering cherry and plum trees with food, drink and friends to appreciate the fleeting nature of the spring blossoms. Hanami is essentially the Japanese ‘preview of spring’. This theme invites us to be present in the moment, aware of the temporal beauty of nature and its diverse expression in the plant life of the natural world.

I had the pleasure of seeing this show on February 28th, in Greenwich Connecticut. Presented by the Green Fingers Garden Club, the show is a Major Flower Show of the Garden Club of America.

Stamford Connecticut


Beehive of activity. I-95 running through it, and the traffic will drive you insane! But a melting pot and a very genteel melting pot at that!

Restaurants, nightlife, businesses galore…surrounded by lovely neighborhoods with churches aplenty!

Golf, tennis, boating! It’s all there. And plenty more I am sure.

Leave the car at home and ride the Metro-North to Manhattan. A good connection!

But Connecticut it is…and I mean beautiful Fairfield County! Drive Rte 106 to New Canaan and you’ll see how beautiful it can be. Or drift up towards the Merritt Parkway then wander towards Greenwich. And you’ll see how beautiful it can be! But downtown Stamford will never be far away, and it has much to offer!

Ahhh, Connecticut in summertime! They say summer is short and the weather can be bad in winter…but I can’t imagine it!