Every year, the Philadelphia Flower Show presents an enormous variety of plants, shrubs, trees, and complementary artistic pieces displayed in a host of settings. Weird cacti, wonderful topiaries and pressed plant art share exhibition space with grand floral arrangements, whimsical backdrops and colorful balconies.
Only two days remain of this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show. This weekend’s weather forecast calls for travel friendly conditions, free of snow and rain, so pack up the family and take them to England for a day.
The week of Flower Show events is not yet over. Queen of the Flower Show will be crowned on Saturday, and Sunday is Family Day. This weekend, the kids can enjoy story time with a Harry Potter theme, and adults can sample English beers, wines and spirits. Exhibitors are on hand to answer queries from the whole family, and to discuss tips on how to successfully grow potted plants, perennials, annuals and flowers for cutting.
Learn to cook with flowers, or garden with recycled products, or how to prune young shrubs and trees. Find The Backyard in Room 202AB and pick out some garden tools, or gather some outdoor cooking and entertaining ideas.
On Saturday, listen to Cheryl Wilks as she discusses how to grow and use “Flowers for Wellness”. Then, stay to hear Amber Ponce describe “Vertical Gardening”.
Older gardeners will appreciate Dr. Richard Grant’s talk entitled ”Gardening without Aches and Pains” on Sunday, while Anglophiles may enjoy hearing about "English Gardens" from Katherine Astor.
Before Monday rolls around, fill your weekend with some fabulous, fun, weird and wonderful Flower Show sights.