Pre-Philly Flower Show Tips and March To Do List
Well I have to admit I am super excited to be going to the Flower Show in Philadelphia next week! This year’s theme, Spring Time in Paris! Sounds so romantic! www.theflowershow.com After the winter we have had, it will be so nice to finally see a sneak into spring, and at Paris! …even if it is all made out of flowers.
I had to take the last couple of years off due to having my daughter and frankly not wanting to take a 1 year old there with all of the crowds. So this year, I’m back! And I am taking, my daughter, a 2 ½ year old….scary thought! But I am hoping that if I play my cards right, and follow these tips we will ALL have a great time! Hopefully these tips will help you too!
• First of all, we will NOT be arriving in the am. Last time I was there, I was unable to get anywhere near the displays, and my ankles and shins got hit by one too many strollers! (I do not want to be one of those people) So rumor has it go in the evening when all of the guests who usually arrive by tour bus, are gone.
• Next tip, take the train! You can come and go as you please, so you can also avoid the crowds. I’ve taken the train; it was so convenient and fast! We will actually be driving there by car this year, I will let you know how that goes, we’ve never tried it.
• As for my daughter, I will be taking our jogging stroller, it is lighter than the travel system stroller I have, but sturdy enough to carry our bags of goodies and my daughter. As for my daughter, Hannah, I will be packing a lunch, treats, juice and toys, all to keep her busy and hopefully calm. Though she is a major people person, so I doubt she will have anytime for her toys. Another tip, buy your tickets online, ahead of time, it will save you time at the box office at the show.
• Of course, where comfy shoes, and don’t forget to charge the batteries on your camera.
• And finally my MOST IMPORTANT tip! If you suffer from seasonal allergies, and stopped taking your allergy medicine over the winter, start taking them now! Trust me, you will thank me later!
Hope to see you at the show!
March To Do List:
Cut back ornamental grasses
Fertilize all flower beds
Start spring cleaning, everywhere…yuck!
Plant sweet peas (around St. Patty’s day)
Prune any old dead wood off of roses
Spray fruit trees with dormant oil
Finish any pruning
Start/Finish starting any vegies, flowers, and herb seeds
Empty out compost bin, mix in beds
Check soil pH
Carrie Longacre is a Chester County Mommy to a very active toddler, Hannah, and wife to her Landscaper husband, Marc from www.baileylawnandlandscape.com. Carrie has been gardening ever since she could walk and has a degree in Horticultural Business from Penn State University.