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An Important Update on Hunger in America and Cuts to SNAP

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:48am
By Ayse Unver, PHS Urban Planner & Policy Manager Back in October (see text below), we wrote about impending cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps. SNAP had been given a temporary but critical $45.2 billion boost during the economic downturn to support families that were struggling through the […]

Einstein Healthcare Network Brought Tranquility to the Flower Show

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 4:43pm
It’s always important to stay calm. No matter what happens, keeping a cool head makes everyone happier and healthier. Gardening and planting are known to be incredibly calming activities—and that was the theme of “Reflections of Health,” the first-ever floor exhibit by Einstein Healthcare Network. With its eye-catching reflecting pool, it channeled deep feelings of […]

The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Even Greener Than a Grass Car

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 8:15pm
CONTENT PROVIDED BY CHATTERBLAST MEDIA, LLC Subaru just released it’s brand spankin’ new 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid, and it got us thinking…(Bill Nye the Science Guy – Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill)! If you remember who Bill Nye the Science Guy is, chances are you remember his car made of grass. Subaru’s newest hybrid car was […]

Rolling Stones: EP Henry ROCKS The Flower Show

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:12pm
There are so many people who contribute to the success of The Flower Show. From sponsors and partners to volunteers and special guests, it truly takes a village to raise our big, beautiful, blooming Show. Today, we’re spotlighting one sponsor who really rocks—literally. For years, EP Henry has provided all the landscape stones for The […]

The Snow Is Outside, But A Special Ticket Sale Is Blooming Inside!

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 3:37pm
 It’s only snowy on the outside–enjoy spring, flowers, and a rainbow of color inside at the Flower Show! The Show will remain open regardless of what Mother Nature brings, and to celebrate spring we have a one day special price ticket of $20.00 that will only be offered until 11:59 pm Monday night. This special […]

2014: The Year of the Energy-Conscious Flower Show!

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 4:16pm
Greenhouses? Yes, please! Greenhouse gases? Keep them to yourself. While we want to share our floral festival with everyone, we know BIG events can mean a BIG energy drain–so we’re doing everything we can to let you frolic in the flowers, guilt free. Here’s how: High energy-efficient LED lights in the new PHS Hamilton Horticourt […]

Binney Award to be Presented to Aqua CEO During Preview Party

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 1:46pm
Every year, the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society is delighted to present the Binney Award during the gala Preview Party at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. The award, named for the first president of the society, is given to a company that exemplifies environmental stewardship, a tenet of PHS’s mission. This year, PHS President Drew Becher will […]

It’s Almost Ready! Spring is Here at the Convention Center

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:44pm
To watch the creation of a Flower Show is nothing short of incredible. With intense focus and attention to every detail, the designers, construction crews, and volunteers create magic from boxes of cut flowers, piles of mulch and landscape stone, lights, fabric, and so much more. Spring has come to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and […]

Know Before You Go: Where to Take a Break at the Flower Show!

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:34pm
This is the second installment in our “Know Before You Go” series of tips and Show info. For the first installment, about the lively presentations at the Gardener’s Studio, please click here. We know that visiting the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is an inspiring, exciting, thought-provoking, and yes, exhausting experience! Keep in mind that the […]

The Flower Show is Looking for an On-Air Host! Is it You?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 2:04pm
Have you always wanted to be the next Ryan Seacrest? Do you idolize Cat Deeley from So You Think You Can Dance? Well, now is your chance to prove you have what it takes to be the host of your dreams. This is your opportunity to receive the public exposure at an event that welcomes […]

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