|Bouquet of the Day by Jorge Cazzorla|
|Tower with a Twist by Catherine Latson|
|Chocolate tree (cacao) with fruit pods in different stages of ripening|
Yesterday, the Annual Macy's Flower Show kicked off in midtown Manhattan's Herald Square. This year, the flower show takes on a "Towers of Flowers" theme, featuring vertical gardening inside the popular department store. At the main floor, there are featured gardens (antebellum, Japanese, tropical, hydrangea and desert). Outside the store, the opening day was also celebrated with a dog (and a pig) fashion show and face painting for children. There are also complimentary guided tours every half hour between 11 AM and 4 PM at Macy's 35th and Broadway entrance. The show runs through April 10.