A report from this year's Philadelphia International Flower Show—snapshots and observations from a visitor who has been going to the show for decades!
Joy Mackinney kisses her trophy as the horticultural sweepstakes winner of the 1970 Philadelphia Flower Show. This year's show, with the theme of "Springtime in Paris," opens this weekend.
If you've never been to the Philadelphia Flower Show, held in early March and billed as the biggest of its kind in the world, you should make the trip next year and cut straight to the chase: Get thee to the Horticourt, which is where the famous blue ribbons are awarded. Seeing such a vast collection of plants grown to the absolute highest standards is an inspiration, and you'll come away pumped up with chlorophyll-fueled fantasies of being a better gardener.