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The world’s largest flower show, the PHS Philadel­phia Flower Show, runs March 11–19 at the Penn­syl­va­nia Con­ven­tion Cen­ter with the theme “Hol­land: Flow­er­ing the World.” Use th­ese handy tips from Lisa Stephano, Vice Pres­i­dent and Chief Mar­ket­ing Of­fi­cer of the Penn­syl­va­nia Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety and work the flower show like a pro.

• ALL ABOUT TIM­ING “Visit the show first thing in morn­ing or later in evening– hours are week­days 10 am–9 pm and vary­ing times on week­ends start­ing as early as 8 am.”

• PICK UP THE RIGHT MA­TE­RI­ALS “Once in­side, pick up a free show map to plot out your course. With more than 10 acres to cover, you want to be sure not to miss the float­ing flower fields or prizewin­ning or­chids.”

• DON’T MISS THE FOOD AND DRINK ”Great eats and cock­tails are plen­ti­ful. Pre­tend it’s sum­mer and plan a “pic­nic” with your friends or re­serve a ta­ble at the Gar­den Tea.“Tea tick­ets are avail­able at www.the­flow­er­

• TEND TO YOUR OWN GAR­DEN “Get your gar­den started with ex­pert ad­vice that is free for the ask­ing. Visit the Gar­dener Stu­dio for hourly demon­stra­tions, stop by the Hort In­for­ma­tion Booth to get your plant ques­tions an­swered, and take home beau­ti­fully grown plants from Mead­ow­brook Farm at the PHS Store.”

• GET SOME R&R “Build some time into your sched­ule for a lit­tle R& R, Flower Show style. The new Gar­den Spa will mas­sage away that tired feel­ing and pro­vide sooth­ing es­sen­tial oils along­side a (wine)sip­ping lounge.” Spa tick­ets are avail­able at www.the­flow­er­

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