America in Bloom to Exhibit at Philadelphia Flower Show

February 24, 2012 - 10:03

For the first time, America in Bloom will have an exhibit at the Philadelphia International Flower Show (March 4 to 11). The Philadelphia Flower Show is one of the largest, oldest, and most prestigious flower exhibits in the country.

For the first time, America in Bloom (AIB) will have an exhibit at the Philadelphia International Flower Show (March 4 to 11).

The Philadelphia Flower Show is one of the largest, oldest, and most prestigious flower exhibits in the country. This year’s theme for this year's show is Hawaii: Islands of Aloha.

AIB has partnered with Costa Farms, Knox Nursery, Peace Tree Farm and the National Foliage Foundation to supply plants to support the tropical theme. Eckert’s Greenhouse will provide iron poles and baskets to create a park-like street scene.

“Even in an island paradise like Hawaii, great communities don’t just happen. It takes a great deal of thought and tender loving care to create a sense of place. There’s no better way to communicate life and vitality than through beautiful plantings. That’s why more landscape architects are creating the “wow” factor by placing bold tropical foliage in urban settings, even in northern climates," said AIB exhibit coordinator and board member Delilah Onofrey. "Colorful annuals communicate color at eye level in hanging baskets and planters. The backdrop may be green and serene or gray concrete, but color commands attention. America in Bloom brings communities to life by demonstrating the social and economic benefits of plants.”

The display will feature plants bred by Suntory Flowers, including Sun Parasol mandevillas, Senetti pericallis, Surfinia petunias, and Temari and Tapien verbenas, in an exhibit designed by Troy Taylor of Taylor Environments in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, who has previously won the People’s Choice award for his work at the show.

AIB board member Evelyn Alemanni also will be speaking at the show on March 10 at 1 p.m. Her topic is “Planting Pride: Growing Great Communities.”

For more information on the Philadelphia Flower Show, please visit www.theflowershow.com.

You can learn more about America in Bloom at www.americainbloom.org.

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