If you are a plant person, be ready to break dormancy. March is the month for flower shows all across the northeast. Flower shows offer so much more than just beautiful flowers and colorful exhibits. Every day there are horticulture professionals who share their expertise that will inspire you to reach new heights with your garden.
This year, I'll be a speaker at the Vermont Flower Show, the Boston Flower Show and thePhiladelphia Flower show and will share the colorful photos from my new book, The Complete Kitchen Garden. Come to my lectures and you will learn how to transform your ordinary vegetable garden into an extra ordinary kitchen garden with six easy steps. Learn how to site your garden, build the soil and enclose your garden with the right fence. Be sure to bring a notebook to jot down ideas for the best varieties to plant, too.
The shows can get busy and crowded, and pushing a stroller with small children is no way to truly enjoy the magic and the enormous effort that landscapers put into their displays. Leave the kids at home, and arrive on a weekday when the crowds are less. Take time to circle the show several times and plan time to listen to the speakers. You'll be amazed at how much you can learn and how the fragrance will linger in your memory, bridging the gap from late winter into spring.
Each show offers a different theme, so check out the links below to find out more. Mark your calendars and meet me at the flower shows: