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Posted by admin | Posted in Gardening Tools | Posted on 29-08-2015

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Library's garden partnership has double yield of food, community
Feddern said many libraries in the country have interactive learning techniques and she thought a garden would be a good opportunity because food programming events have been popular at the library. She also wanted to connect to the community's urban …
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What made Amy Stewart leave garden bestsellers behind for the novel 'Girl
To fill in the gaps, Stewart wanted the tools available to a novelist; the book is told from Constance's point of view. She's the eldest, tall and solid — think "Game of Thrones'" Amazonian Brienne of Tarth minus armor and sword. After their mother's …
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Posted by admin | Posted in Garden Planters | Posted on 26-08-2015

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La Grange Garden Club members make short work of 110 planters
The person came back to the lot on Ashland Avenue, tore out all the flowers from the planters and threw them on the sidewalk," she said. "We tried to salvage them and put them back in. I'm not sure if the person was caught." For the garden club members …
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Employees own this unique operation
The company also has a large inventory of flowers, with four greenhouses at its nursery in Bellevue, three greenhouses in the garden center in Twin Falls and a small greenhouse in Ketchum. “We grow our own hanging baskets and decorative planters, and …
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Prisons develop gardening programs to help inmates

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Posted by admin | Posted in Gardening | Posted on 11-08-2015

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Prisons develop gardening programs to help inmates
Prison gardens are growing across South Carolina Department of Corrections facilities as a means of rehabilitating inmates who are looking to better themselves. The horticulture program at Perry is touting its successes with inmates and food production …
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On gardening: Little Ruby has a growing reputation in the plant world
At the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens ours are pushing 18 inches tall and a little wider. Recommended spacing is 12 inches apart. You will note these plants have a thicker compact habit than other award winners like Purple Knight and Brazilian Red Hot.
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Kurrajungs can be propagated- just watch out for the prickly husks! Source
I SEE some pretty miserable English box hedges around town and wonder why gardeners persevere with such a poor performer on our soils, when the little Euonymus Tom Thumb is so robust and disease free locally. It grows to 30cm tall much faster than …
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Bucket crops: Mississippi man takes container gardening to another level
Willie Anderson, 82, took container gardening to another level; he planted tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, okra, squash, peppers and eggplants in five-gallon plastic buckets in his yard in Red Banks, Mississippi. He now has plants in more than 1,000 buckets.
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Nevada County Master Gardeners offer free workshops in August

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Posted by admin | Posted in Tomato Gardening | Posted on 02-08-2015

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Nevada County Master Gardeners offer free workshops in August
12: “How to Build a Raised Bed,” “The Tomato – Selection and Planting Tips,” and “Container Gardening Ideas and Tips Fun Alternatives for Flowers and Vegetables.” Aug. 13: “Growing Iris in the Foothills,” “Plant Selection for Drought.” and “Deer …
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As Mary Beth: How to prevent tomato diseases
Purdue and Missouri Botanical Garden have good information on tomato diseases and their prevention. You can find them at http://tinyurl.com/purduetomato and http://tinyurl.com/ missouritomato. Have a question about home maintenance, decorating or …
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National Association of Professional Women Inducts Dr. Alyssa Greedy, Pharm. D., Pharmacy Manager at Walgreens, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Posted by admin | Posted in Gardener Tools | Posted on 15-07-2015

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The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Alyssa Greedy as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in pharmacy. NAPW is the nations leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

Im pleased to recognize Alyssa with this important honor, said NAPW President Star Jones. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

When Dr. Greedy took over the Pharmacy Manager position at Walgreens three-and-one-half years ago, it was as much a change for her new staff as it was for her. I learned very quickly that one persons attitude can affect the entire staff, especially if it starts at the top. It took a lot of encouragement and a little bit of time to get the staff engaged and happy to come to work again, said Dr. Greedy.

Luckily, with her grandmother and sister-in-law both as Pharmacists, Dr. Greedy was well-equipped for the challenge. Listening to my grandmother talk about her work and watching my sister-in-law go through pharmacy school gave me a firsthand look at the

hard work and dedication it takes to become a Pharmacist and to take care of your patients, she said.

Today, Dr. Greedys team of staff members are happy to come to work every day in the fun and supportive environment she has created for them to learn, grow and thrive. Together with her dedicated team, she has succeeded in increasing the gross profit of her

location to over 400% by reducing excess inventory, providing better service, gaining

more patients and increasing sales.

Dr. Greedys current goals are centered on learning how to incorporate metrics as a part of her people-focused approach and applying trending changes in patient care to new services in the pharmacy. I am really enjoying where I am at now, and hope that wherever I do go from here, I am able engage with my staff and interact and help my patients, she said.

About NAPW

NAPWs mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful

women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect

and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional

women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

Awards & Accomplishments: Doctor of Pharmacy, UMKC School of Pharmacy







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National Association of Professional Women Inducts Susan Hotsenpiller, Director of Government Affairs at Textron, Inc., Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Posted by admin | Posted in Gardener Tools | Posted on 09-07-2015

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The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Susan Hotsenpiller as a 2015-2016 inductee into the NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in aerospace and defense. With more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters, NAPW is the nations leading networking organization exclusively for professional women.

Im pleased to recognize Susan with this important honor, said NAPW President Star Jones. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

For 11 years, Susan Hotsenpiller has been the Director of Government Affairs with Textron, Inc. Her key responsibilities are to advocate for and against policies and regulatory matters that affect Textron businesses. Her position requires researching and

analyzing legislative proposals, interacting with members of Congress and their staff, as well as engaging with industry associations. Textrons corporate office provides oversight, direction and assistance to its businesses, consistent with sound corporate governance practices.

Immediately following graduation from the University of Arizona, Ms. Hotsenpiller began working for Congressman Bob Stump. At the time, he was Ranking Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and a senior member of the House Armed Services

Committee. The legislative focus of those two committees taught me to deeply appreciate the men and women who wear our nations uniform, both active duty and veterans of the services, she said.

Ms. Hotsenpiller enjoys the challenge of finding a solution, whether it is working solo or in a team. I am open to change; it presents new opportunities for me to grow and learn. Weeding through bureaucracy is the most challenging aspect, but it is rewarding when

she hears from customers that the products Textron makes are highly desired by both the military and commercial customer.

About NAPW

NAPWs mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits,

professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.







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National Association of Professional Women Inducts Jaunty Meek, Founder of Death By Lipstick, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Posted by admin | Posted in Gardener Tools | Posted on 03-07-2015

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The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Jaunty Meek as a 2015-2016 inductee into the NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. With more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating local chapters, NAPW is the nations leading networking organization exclusively for professional women.

Im pleased to recognize Jaunty with this important honor, said NAPW President Star Jones. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

Jaunty Meek is CEO, President and Founder of Death By Lipstick Productions (DBL), a music production and consulting company that focuses on the empowerment of its artists. Specializing in innovative artist development, Ms. Meek has created a women-only team and has a number of strategic partnerships and alliances from around the world to increase growth and outreach for clients.

Death By Lipstick produces and creates music for different genres and mediums. Inspiring clients to engage and do more, she helps artists develop a platform for themselves by using their own voice. The company has been privileged to secure songs and talents for release, including network television and film.

As Founder of DBL, Ms. Meek is committed to and supports the development and implementation of charitable programs and community outreach for music and arts. The company is currently involved in the advancement of a nonprofit program for music and the arts in Detroit, MI.

About NAPW

NAPWs mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.







Industry Leaders Set to Present at Indoor Agriculture Conference May 14-15, 2014

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Posted by admin | Posted in Tomato Plants Online | Posted on 30-06-2015

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Las Vegas (PRWEB) March 04, 2014

The second annual Indoor Agriculture Conference, May 14 15, 2014, not only highlights some of the industrys top technological advances, it also offers attendees access to its top professionals. Speaking on subjects ranging from window farming to food security and lighting systems, the Indoor Agriculture Conference features two full days of education on controlled environment technologies, aero/hydro/aquaponic best practices and business models, automated nutrient systems, future trends, and financing options at the renowned Las Vegas Springs Preserve Desert Living Center.

Michael DiGiglio, president & CEO of Village Farms, takes the stage as part of a Farming Panel on the first day of the Conference, May 14 at 8:45 a.m. Village Farms is a leading vegetable greenhouse producer and supplier in North America, boasting $ 130 million in annual revenues. Village Farms produce is sold throughout the United States, Canada and select areas in Mexico. The 26-year-old company currently operates more than 262 acres and markets an additional 120 acres of greenhouse.

The first keynote speaker is Paul Lightfoot, whose company Bright Farms was recently named among The Worlds 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. Bright Farms works with large grocers to hydroponically grow lettuce, tomatoes and herbs on site or nearby, cutting transportation costs, increasing produce shelf life, and reducing waste. The Company recently raised more than $ 4 million from venture capitalists to expand its greenhouse operations into new cities.

Other featured speakers include Britta Riley, founder of WindowFarms, venture capitalist Joe Hudson of One Earth Capital and Paul Grey of Illumitex.

Britta Riley is the founder of WindowFarms.org, a revolutionary platform for urban-dwellers who want to grow produce at home. The company makes vertical hydroponic platforms for growing food in city windows that was designed in conjunction with an online citizen platform consisting of more than 40,000 window farmers from around the globe. WindowFarms.org was named one of the top 100 businesses to watch in 2010 by Entrepreneur and Riley has also hosted a widely-viewed Ted Talk on growing a garden in her apartment.

Joe Hudson is a Principal at One Earth Capital, a Bay Area-based boutique venture capital firm whose investments include biopesticide firm Marrone BioSciences, which had a successful initial public offering in 2013. He has more than 20 years of corporate experience in financial services, sustainable agriculture and environmental industries.

Illumitexs Paul Gray is featured on the Day 2 Lighting Panel, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. Founded in Austin, Texas in 2005, Illumitex is an industry-leading manufacturer of precision LEDs and LED lighting fixtures. The company provides lighting solutions for the horticulture industry, including grow lights for large growers, indoor gardens, vertical farms, greenhouses, grow containers and green walls. Its LED light technology delivers custom-spectra photons directly and uniformly to plants, allowing growers to produce plants in less time with less energy.

Co-hosted by Newbean Capital and the Black Emerald Group, and sponsored by Hort Americas, Illumitex and Johnny Seeds, the Indoor Agriculture Conference highlights the accelerating greenhouse, container and vertical farming trend that is sweeping urban centers and inclement environments around the world.

Conference registration is now open. In addition, limited vendor space and several sponsorship opportunities are still available at Indoor.ag.

For the most up-to-date information on the 2014 Indoor Agriculture Conference, visit http://www.indoor.ag.

About the Black Emerald Group

Founded in 1994, The Black Emerald Group is a leader in developing specialized financing solutions within the sustainable agriculture, waste management/recycling and renewable energy sectors, and has been involved in more than 50 transactions over the past twenty years. For more information on Black Emerald visit blackemerald.com.

About Newbean Capital

Newbean Capital is an investment consulting firm, with a specific interest in agriculture. Its Las Vegas events include a TEDxManhattan Viewing Party and the second Annual Indoor Agriculture Conference.







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Concierge Realty Helps Travelers Say Aloha Hawaii

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Posted by admin | Posted in Gardening Equipment | Posted on 27-06-2015

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(PRWEB) May 27, 2015

Any time is a great time for a Hawaiian getaway, but a wave of new offerings for 2015 make this the year to visit the Aloha State.

The National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai, for example, premieres an 800-foot self-guided tour this year that tells the story of Earth’s 450 million years through plant life. Coral Crater Adventure Park opens in Oahu with family-friendly zip lines and off-roading excursions. For its 125th anniversary, Honolulu’s Bishop Museum debuts an exhibit exploring Hawaiian history through photos and interactive activities.

Travelers can find excellent value during the summer in Hawaii, says Michelle Donato, founder and owner, Concierge Realty. Fun in the sun here can mean admiring natural wonders, surfing, hiking old train tracks atop a mountain and more. Go parasailing or snorkeling. Take an aerial tour or a submarine excursion for a firsthand look at Hawaiis incredible ocean life. Or, simply kick back on a gorgeous beach and watch the palm trees sway in the breeze.

Concierge Realty has helped thousands of people find vacation homes and villas in Hawaii and other top destinations throughout the Caribbean, United States and Mexico. The company has a portfolio of upscale and luxury properties by many of the biggest names in hospitality, including Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Ritz Carlton, Disney and more. Perfect for year-round travel, the resorts are located in top outdoor recreation destinations, (Aspen, Park City, Lake Tahoe); beach retreats (Hawaii, Aruba, Riviera Maya); family destinations (Orlando, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach); and many more.

Vacation In Paradise

Concierge Realtys vacation homes feel just like home. In each of the resorts below, elegant villas feature fully equipped kitchens, spacious living and dining areas, Wi-Fi and private balconies or patios. Family members can spread out and enjoy all the comforts of home surrounded by the luxuries of a vacation in paradise.

Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Maui This oceanfront resort is set on 26 lush acres along a pristine expanse of Ka’anapali Beach, one of Hawaiis Top 10 Beaches, according to the Travel Channel. Richly appointed villas serve up striking Pacific Ocean views. Grownups relax by sparkling, lagoon-style pools, while children stay busy learning about Hawaiian culture and doing fun activities at the Discovery Center and pirate ship pool. There are gourmet restaurants and a state-of-the-art fitness center. At the resorts beach, guests choose from SCUBA, snorkeling, kayaking and surfing. After an action-packed day, they can rejuvenate at the resorts full-service spa, which blends Asian influences, western comforts and Hawaiis natural beauty.

Ko Olina Beach Club, Oahu On Oahus charming western shore, this family-friendly beach resort is located in the 642-acre gated community of Ko Olina Resort. Set on a private lagoon amidst lush tropical gardens, Ko Olina Beach Club is a tranquil oasis just 30 minutes from downtown Honolulu. Villas have spectacular ocean or mountain views. Onsite dining options include a casual, oceanfront Bar & Grill and one of Ko Olinass top fish and steak restaurants. Guests luxuriate at the Spa by the Sea at Ko Olina. For activities, there is snorkeling, surfing and kayaking along the beach and exploring the tropical terrain on a bicycle or on horseback. Little ones delight at the childrens outdoor pool and play area, activity center and game room.

Waiohai Beach Club, Kauai Stretched along award-winning Poipu Beach, this resort reflects the natural beauty of Hawaii’s Garden Isle. Villas come with stunning ocean or island views. At the onsite Pool Bar & Grill, guests enjoy Hawaiian-inspired fare, while gazing out at Poipu Beach, a Travel Channel pick for America’s Best Beach. This luxurious resort also has a spa, three outdoor pools and a childrens pool, a fitness center, game room and beachfront watersports. Surrounding it all is an oasis of lush rainforests, aquamarine waters and countless opportunities to explore the island’s rich natural beauty, quaint shops and superb restaurants.

Hot Destinations

These resorts are located in Hawaiis top destinations.

Maui Also referred to as the Magic Isle, Maui is known for its beautiful beaches, lush tropical rain forests and natural wonders like the worlds largest dormant volcano (Haleakala). The Magic Isle draws adventure enthusiasts, animal lovers, foodies and culture buffs.

Famous restaurants and art galleries line the streets of the historic whaling town of Lahaina. Culinary travelers savor Hawaii Regional Cuisine, which pairs fresh island fruits, vegetables and seafood with international flavors for dishes that enjoy national acclaim. Adventure lovers find plenty to do. From whale watching to sport fishing to diving and beyond, Maui has boundless opportunities for adventure. Book a cave adventure package to explore the historic caves in Hana, or head out from Lahaina on a rafting adventure of whale watching off the coast.

Kauai Also called the Garden Isle, Kauais lush landscapes have provided the tropical backdrop for such blockbuster films as Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jurassic Park. This natural wonderland is home to one of the wettest places on Earth (Mount Waialeale) and the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” (Waimea Canyon). It also has the distinction of having one of the world’s best beaches Poipu, a series of pristine crescents bordering clear turquoise waters. Grownups and older kids head closer to Poipus rocky outcroppings to catch the waves, while little ones splash and swim in the calmer waters of the crescents’ middle reaches.

Oahu Known as the Gathering Place, Oahu draws travelers worldwide. Hawaiis diverse culture is evident in the island’s cuisine, entertainment and arts. Learn to surf while watching for dolphins, turtles and whales at sea. For tranquility, catch a sunrise from Kailua Beach to get an eye-popping panoramic view. Paradise Cove offers luaus for a journey back in time. String a lei and learn how to throw a spear. After a feast, sit back and enjoy entertainment showcasing the hulas progression through the decades. For more history and culture, visit Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States and former home of King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani, who ruled in the late 1890s.

About Concierge Realty

Concierge Realty has a combined 30 years of vacation rental experience. Founded by Michelle Donato in 2011, the company offers comprehensive timeshare resale, rental and travel services to a wide variety of consumers and industry clients. Based in Orlando, Fla., the timeshare capital of the world, Concierge Realty boasts an outstanding track record with the Better Business Bureau. It also is affiliated with and accredited by leading industry associations, including the National Timeshare Owners Association (NTOA), Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (CARE), the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, visit http://www.conciergerealty.com.







The Espoma Company Debuts Safe Paws at the Philadelphia Flower Show

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Posted by admin | Posted in Garden Pots | Posted on 24-06-2015

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MILLVILLE, NJ (PRWEB) March 04, 2015

Dog owners with their pets in tow are invited to learn about a new outdoor pet safety initiative this Friday, March 6. Owners and companions are invited to visit the Espoma Safe Paws display at the first-ever Philadelphia Flower Show Fido Friday.

The Espoma Company, pioneer in natural gardening solutions since 1929, is launching Safe Paws at Yappy Hour from 6 to 9p.m.

The Safe Paws campaign aims to equip responsible pet owners with tips to keep pets safe outdoors by avoiding the dangers of common lawn hazards.

Were taking the lead to help pet owners learn how to have a safe outdoor environment for their pets, says Jeremy Brunner, vice president of Espoma.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates some 90 million pounds of pesticides are applied to lawns each year. Its common to see flags and signs warning people to keep pets and children off lawns where chemical fertilizers and pesticides have been applied by landscaping and lawn maintenance companies. When homeowners apply these chemicals on their own, they typically wont post any flags, warning neighbors and other dogs walking nearby.

Lawn chemicals are potentially harmful to both cats and dogs that run and play in yards, neighborhoods and parks, and may be a contributing factor in the increase of Cancer in pets. According to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, an alarming one out of every three dogs is diagnosed with cancer.

Brunner recommends switching to organic, pet-safe lawn foods, like the Espoma Organic annual feeding program, to grow lush, green grass. Organic lawn food keeps paws clean from harmful lawn chemicals that can easily be ingested or tracked into homes.

Fido Friday, sponsored in partnership with Subaru and the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), includes a canine fashion show, red carpet walk and on-site adoptions. For the first time ever, dogs will be allowed in the Grand Hall of The Philadelphia Flower Show and on the show floor. All dogs in attendance must be leashed, tagged and properly vaccinated.

The Philadelphia Flower Show held at the Philadelphia Convention Center opens Saturday, February 28 and closes March 8. Visit the Espoma exhibit in Show Floor Hall B Front.

Other Espoma Organic Safe Paws educational events will be held at Independent Garden Centers in the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas this spring. For more information or to download the Safe Paws Guide Book, visit http://www.espoma.com.

About the Espoma Company

The Espoma Company is a fourth generation, family-owned business that has been the pioneer in organic gardening since 1929. Espoma products work in harmony with nature to grow beautiful lawns & gardens, preserve natural resources, and make a greener world for future generations. Espoma offers a complete selection of natural plant foods, lawn foods, control products, and potting mixes that are available nationwide. For additional information, visit http://www.espoma.com or find them on Facebook.

About the Philadelphia Flower Show:

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest flower show in the world, inspires a quarter-million visitors each year with the best in floral and landscape designs. Proceeds from the Flower Show benefit the year-round programs of PHS. PHS initiatives include the PHS City Harvest program, which creates green jobs and supports a network of community gardens that raise fresh produce for more than 1,000 families in need each week during the growing season. For additional information visit http://www.theflowershow.com







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