Flowers from around the world will be on display in Philadelphia, orchids in the Bronx will help conjure up Cuba, and the streetscapes of Paris have been reimagined at a garden in St. Louis.

These are a few of the garden and orchid shows taking place now and through the end of March in various parts of the country. While it’s still too cold in many places to enjoy flowers outdoors, these annual events offer visitors a way to shake off “snowmageddon.” They’re also excellent resources for gardening projects, but even if you don’t have a green thumb, the sights and scents of a garden show can provide an uplifting diversion from the final gray days of winter.

Here are some details:

GARDEN SHOWS:

Philadelphia International Flower Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center, “Passport to the World,” Feb. 28-March 7. This annual event sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is a mix of elaborate landscaped displays, entertainment and educational events, with an enormous marketplace of more than 140 vendors. This year’s show includes showcase gardens with international themes inspired by the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Singapore and India. Read the rest of this entry

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