Philadelphia Flower Show closes out its 190th year

By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Local gardeners get some professional help brightening up their green thumbs as the Philadelphia Flower Show closes out its 190th year.

The bright colors and lively plants of the Philadelphia Flower Show are an annual reminder that winter will not be around much longer.

And that's welcome news for Jacqueline from Bucks County, one of the many visitors who packed in the Pennsylvania Convention Center Sunday for the last day of the show to see and learn from some of the best gardeners in the world.

"It's really refreshing with the last few weeks we had snow and everything, and just a pop of color gives us hope that good weather is on its way," she said. 

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Kevin Feeley with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society says this year's theme of flower power along with the show's hosting of the FTD world cup, the most prestigious floral design competition in the world, really let gardeners see how they can improve their yards.

"The way flowers can communicate in the universal language was really on display in a beautiful breath taking way for visitors, this year," Feeley said. 

Jacqueline says the show gave her some new ideas about how she can transform her garden.

"I'm particularly drawn to the cacti and to the succulents. I want to get a little more serious about growing those," she said. 

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Feeley is already looking forward to the 2020 flower show and its Riviera Holiday theme.

"Lots of color, really lush fertile plants. Another experience that will transport them away from whatever weather winter may have for us next year," he added. 

In addition to the flowers, attendees this year got to take part in an interactive butterfly exhibit.