Archive for February, 2011

Vote for Your Favorite Frenchman!

February 28, 2011

While Coco Chanel and Edith Piaf duke it out for your favorite French female, which of these guys is gonna earn you vote? 

Step Out Monday Night at the Flower Show

February 28, 2011

Have you heard? Monday night just got a lot more fun. A week from today, on March 7, the LGBT is invited to come out and celebrate the arrival of “Springtime in Paris.” No special ticket is required, click on the ad below for additional information.

Postcard-Worthy Paris: The Notorious Notre Dame

February 27, 2011


The Eiffel Tower is  not the only attraction in town.

The mesmerizing Notre Dame cathedral caught Marlene O.’s eye as she ate dinner on a boat across the river. She captured these majestic photos to help her remember her romantic visit in 2008.

Sheila H. was also captivated by the grandeur of the structure during a quiet moment in front of a cathedral fountain.

6ABC Previews “Springtime in Paris”

February 27, 2011

Our friends at 6ABC are getting in a Flower Show frame of mind. This video from last night’s episode of FYI Philly gives you just a small sample of what’s in store.

Click here to watch!

And you can look forward to seeing the entire 6ABC AccuWeather team as they broadcast live from the Flower Show Preview Party on Saturday, March 5.

“Greensource” Celebrates Innovative Design & Urban Planning

February 27, 2011

A new series of lectures, made possible through funding from the William Penn Foundation, will feature nationally renowned designers in individual presentations and a special panel discussion. Titled Greensource, these programs are meant for anyone with an interest in innovative design, urban planning, and sustainable open space.

Free Greensource talks will take place at 1 pm Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11 at the Flower Show. The impressive list of speakers includes:

  • White House chief florist Laura Dowling;
  • Walter Hood, Oakland, Calif.-based landscape architect;
  • Craig Bergmann, landscape designer who incorporates modern twists in romantic designs;
  • Sharon McGukin, president of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD).

The series will also include a screening of the documentary film, “Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks.”

A special presentation of the Greensource series on Wednesday, March 9 will focus on “Transforming Public Landscapes.” The panel discussion runs from 5 to 7 pm in the Convention Center Ballroom. The panelists include:

  • Lynden B. Miller, director of the Conservatory Garden in Central Park;
  • Ken Smith, one of the best-known of a new generation of landscape architects;
  • Doug Hoerr, a landscape architect known for his Chicago streetscapes;
  • Christy Webber, the prominent Chicago landscape contractor;
  • Susan Weiler, the leader in the design of urban green roofs.

The panel will be moderated by Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation. Admission to the panel discussion will be $40 (PHS members, $30).

Click here for a complete schedule and to register for Wednesday’s panel discussion.

Celebrate Greening at the PHS Community Brunch

February 26, 2011

Please join us for the PHS Community Brunch at the Flower Show!

Sunday, March 13
11 am
PA Convention Center
12th & Arch streets


  • Meet Drew Becher, the new president of PHS, and learn about his exciting vision for the future.
  • Find out how PHS is nurturing a healthier city and supporting urban agriculture through its City Harvest program.
  • Hear the inspiring story of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network from chairman Malik Yakini. Read about Malik here.
  • Honor the recipients of the PHS Philadelphia Green Leadership Award, presented by PNC.

RSVP by March 1 by clicking here!

QVC is Coming to the Flower Show!

February 25, 2011

Have you heard the news? QVC is coming to the Flower Show!

On Thursday, March 10 at 1 PM (ET) and 8 PM (ET), QVC is scheduled to broadcast live from the Flower Show. During this exciting broadcast, QVC will give visitors the opportunity to watch the show while the multimedia retailer unveils the hottest items for spring.

If you’re unable to attend the live show, you can still check out the QVC display on your visit to the Flower Show. This spring, the multimedia retailer is all about inspiring a world of ideas. Colorful ideas, smart ideas, beautiful ideas—QVC wants your home, your garden, and YOU to bloom!

Stay posted for details about this inspired collaboration!

Postcard-Worthy Paris: A Day in the Life

February 25, 2011

Wish you could escape the rain and spend a relaxing day in a Paris park? With the help of Mary Y.’s photo submissions, it is easy to imagine a day in the life of a Parisian.



Start by window shopping for the perfect picnic treats.







Then head to the park and take a stroll with your sweetheart.





End your afternoon with some cheese and wine as you watch toy sailboats glide across the water.





The 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show is right around the corner. Let this year’s exhibitors transport you to “Springtime in Paris”!

Kick Off Flower Show with a Can-Can

February 24, 2011

Those attending the Preview Party are sure to be delighted and inspired by the French-themed performances put on by The Rock School. Using the all new Carousel Stage, the talented dancers will enchant the crowd with their graceful movements, striking duets, and of course, the Can-Can! Come out and see some of the most remarkable young performers in the country as they kick off the 2011 Flower Show on Saturday, March 5.

Happy Hour Among the Hydrangeas

February 24, 2011

On Wednesday, March 9, raise your glass for Happy Hour! Starting at 5:30 pm, cash bars on the Flower Show floor will offer wine, beer, and mixed drinks—as well as a Springtime in Paris signature cocktail.

After seeing the Flower Show, it’s time to hit the town. Area restaurants—some serving French cuisine—will offer 10 to 15 percent off for Flower Show guests. Click here for a list of participating restaurants.


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