In Philadelphia: A Flower Show

In the time of the year when it feels as though spring is a snail, unhurried, tardy, five stops out of town and stalled on the track, a substantial number of the citizenry can be found impatiently poring over seed catalogs. Nurserymen understand this, and have long since calculated that the darker the day, the more riotous the color of their offerings, the bigger the sale. But it was not until some years ago that flower shows began to move out ahead of the gardening season, nosing their exhibition dates ever closer to the shank of winter. Improvements on the technique...

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