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March 11, 2002 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society closed its eight-day Philadelphia Flower Show yesterday, estimating that 275,000 visitors attended. "It looks so far that we're pretty close to where we were two years ago," said Steve Maurer, public relations manager. Maurer said that last year produced an unusually low attendance of 210,000 "because we had three days of very bad weather forecasts" for the first days of the show. He estimated that the show produced net earnings of $1 million.
NEWS
March 10, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the final hour of the Philadelphia Flower Show, Barbie Carr soaked it in, knowing that winter was on its way out but that she still had a while to wait before her own flowers bloom. "I need this," she said. "I need the smell of the hyacinth before they pop up in my yard. It's like my drug. " Thousands got their own flower fix as the nine-day show came to an end Sunday. The crowd pushed the total attendance to 250,000, about 10 percent more than last year. Most noteworthy: visits among children and students doubled, according to organizers.
NEWS
March 2, 2014 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every Philadelphia Flower Show has a vibe that gets communicated in a one-word answer to this question: What'd you think of the show? Here's the word on 2014: Different . In random interviews at Friday's preview for members of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, which produces the show, visitors again and again described it that way. This show is, quite literally, different. The theme this year is ARTiculture, the nexus of art and horticulture, which is a complete departure from the themes of recent years.
NEWS
March 5, 2016
Here is a list of major award winners at the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, provided by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup - Best in Show, Floral: Robertson's Flowers & Events PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup - Best in Show, Landscape: Stoney Bank Nurseries Philadelphia Flower Show Silver Trophy - Floral: American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Philadelphia Flower Show Silver Trophy - Landscape: Hunter Hayes Landscape Design Alfred M. Campbell Memorial Trophy (Educational)
NEWS
August 27, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
In recent years, Philadelphia Flower Show themes have whisked visitors to far-flung destinations from Ireland to Hawaii and the fictional Arendelle (the kingdom in Frozen , as part of last year's blockbuster "Celebrate the Movies" show, featuring a Disney partnership). But the 2016 show, from March 5 to 13, will draw inspiration from closer to home. As an ornate, national parks-theme cake melted under the afternoon sun on Tuesday - Founders' Day to the National Park Service - officials from the Park Service and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society gathered on Independence Mall to unveil the theme, "Explore America: 100 Years of the National Park Service.
NEWS
November 2, 2007 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Emilie Lapham's Wyndmoor garden is many gardens, really, each resembling an outdoor "room" on the same grand scale as her house. Eyes wide, we take in her Elizabethan parterres, the rocketing corn and okra, the orchard, wildflower meadow and foundation beds. But when Lapham meanders around her genial 41/2 acres two blocks from the city, her head is down. She's trolling - for acorns, bean pods and ivy leaves, pinecones, herbs, even rose thorns and cherry buds. Once found, they're dried, whittled down, and sliced up to make bracelets and brooches, necklaces and rings you'd swear belong in a window at Tiffany's.
NEWS
February 27, 2000 | By Adam L. Cataldo, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
You will never see a Delaware Valley white azalea blooming alongside a buddleia Black Knight in nature. And, while a white tiarella Spanish Cross and a pink Carefree Delight rose bloom at nearly the same time, they exist in two vastly different environments. "It's really frustrating for the public, because they see combinations of plants that don't normally happen in nature," said Laurel Allen of visitors to the Philadelphia Flower Show, which will begin next Sunday. Allen is a landscape designer and works for the J. Cugliotta Landscape Nursery in Southampton, which will have an exhibit in next month's show.
NEWS
March 8, 1993 | By Sandy Bauers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Everywhere you look these days, pale tufts of green are poking tentatively from the winter soil, as if they were the plant world's periscopes, peering hopefully for the first warm rays of spring. Inside Philadelphia's Civic Center, spring - maybe even full-bore summer - has already arrived. There, a six-acre slab of concrete has sprouted an entire globe's worth of gardens, from the golden marigolds of a formal Scottish "parterre" to a lush orchid paradise. From the daisies and the hyacinths to the violets and the - aaaaah!
LIVING
November 2, 2007 | By Virginia A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Emilie Lapham's Wyndmoor garden is many gardens, really, each resembling an outdoor "room" on the same grand scale as her house. Eyes wide, we take in her Elizabethan parterres, the rocketing corn and okra, the orchard, wildflower meadow and foundation beds. But when Lapham meanders around her genial 4 1/2 acres two blocks from the city, her head is down. She's trolling - for acorns, bean pods and ivy leaves, pinecones, herbs, even rose thorns and cherry buds. Once found, they're dried, whittled down, and sliced up to make bracelets and brooches, necklaces and rings you'd swear belong in a window at Tiffany's.
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NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Morris Cheston Jr., 78, of Spring House, a lawyer as renowned for his civic work as for his legal skills, died Sunday, June 5, of a heart attack at home. Mr. Cheston joined the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard Spahr L.L.P. in 1964. He became a partner in 1971 and senior counsel in 2009. His specialties were securities and corporate law, and legal matters involving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Perhaps his signature achievement in Philadelphia came in 1997 when, as board chairman of Pennsylvania Hospital, he campaigned for and implemented the merger of Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania Health System into Penn Medicine.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Technology Writer
Are pesky deer chomping your plants? Dandelion weeds making you daffy? On a recent tour of the Philadelphia Flower Show with my old pal "McGrath" - that's Mike to you, the strictly organic host of WHYY radio's You Bet Your Garden - we got to chatting about useful gardening gizmos that the horticultural hero swears by (but never at). "They're miracle workers!" McGrath bellowed (loud and enthusiastic being central to his charm). "These things can save your garden, but don't harm the wildlife or the environment.
NEWS
March 30, 2016
ISSUE | PHILADELPHIA SIGHTS Flower Show with a parks touch For nine days this month, visitors could hike from Independence National Historical Park to Acadia, Cape Cod, Shenandoah, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Olympia, and dozens of other national parks and historic sites - all within a few hours of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show hosted 255,000 guests for "Explore America," a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
NEWS
March 7, 2016
Here is a list of major award winners at the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, provided by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup - Best in Show, Floral: Robertson's Flowers & Events PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup - Best in Show, Landscape: Stoney Bank Nurseries Philadelphia Flower Show Silver Trophy - Floral: American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Philadelphia Flower Show Silver Trophy - Landscape: Hunter Hayes Landscape Design Alfred M. Campbell Memorial Trophy (Educational)
NEWS
March 7, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
As preparations for this year's Philadelphia Flower Show ramped up this month, its theme - the National Parks - was cause for some head-scratching. With floral designers tasked with evoking national parks such as the Muir Woods National Monument (known more for towering redwoods and less for flowering plants) and Arches National Park (a literal desert), attendees couldn't be faulted for wondering where on earth they were going to put all the flowers. But the Flower Show's 188th incarnation, hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and opened to the public on Saturday morning, was, for many visitors, a welcome exercise in creativity.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2016
PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW The long: Just when we can't take another day of winter's gone-yesterday, here-today jerk-around, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society does its own spring via the world's oldest, largest indoor flower show, a tradition since 1829. This year's theme: National Parks. Dates: Saturday-March 13. The short: Acadia, Valley Forge, Yellowstone, Shenandoah, toy trains, and live butterflies. The demo: Many of the show's 260,000 guests belong to garden clubs and come by bus or train.
NEWS
February 8, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
Until his final days, local artist Randall L. Dalton, 67, had what those who knew him best could only describe as "a Peter Pan complex. " "He didn't want to grow up," said Michael Martin Mills, 63, Mr. Dalton's partner of 34 years and a former Inquirer editor. "He wanted to be young and to have fun for the rest of his life. " Ask any of Mr. Dalton's close friends - it seemed as if he had "as many as two or three thousand," by Mills' estimate - and they would agree: When it came to staying young, Mr. Dalton came as close as one could get. Mr. Dalton, a prominent local artist from the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia who was known for his fierce advocacy for the regional arts community, died Friday, Feb. 5, from complications of a stroke.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2016 | Staff Report
Yes, Flower Show lovers, there will be geysers! And - albeit through live streaming - hiking through the redwoods and sledding with dogs in Alaska. Officials from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the organizer of the Philadelphia Flower Show, described Thursday some of the "adventure moments" the more than 250,000 expected visitors can experience from March 5 to 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year's Flower Show theme is "Explore America," to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
The city's tourism-promotion agency is giving smartphone users a chance to text with a Philadelphia accent. Visit Philadelphia's new downloadable Philadelphia Keyboard puts emoji-sized images of cheesesteaks (Whiz wit, of course), Liberty Bells, and Rocky statues at users' thumb tips for insertion into mobile messages. The agency hopes the application, released Wednesday, will amplify the increasing buzz around Philadelphia as a tourism destination, said president and chief executive officer Meryl Levitz.
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