By Carol Stocker
Sick of snow? The 2013 Boston Flower & Garden Show offers a down payment on Spring at the Seaport World Trade Center Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday. March 17.
Boston's famous flower show started in 1834. This year's version, The 2013 Boston Flower & Garden Show, blooms indoors at the Seaport World Trade Center Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday. March 17.
Tickets for the show are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $10 for children 7-17. Children under six are free. For more information, visit bostonflowershow.com.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, Saturday March 16, 9 .m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Director Carolyn H. Weston said that this year's theme "Seeds of Change" embraces both environmental concerns and the down home pleasures of vegetable gardening. Favorite returning exhibitors include Earthworks of Leverett, Heimlich Nurseries of Woburn and Peter R. Sedeck of Lakeville who includes exotic cranes and parrots in his Eden-like design. Miskovsky Landscaping of Falmouth will have a Rhode Island Red rooster (one of the state's mottos is "Be a rooster booster!") This large landscape will also feature a bocce court, vegetables grown from seed and 150 kinds of plants.
Thinking small, Debi Hogan and Warren Leach of Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth will contribute one of their crowd pleasing miniature gardens where one inch represents one foot in scale and a begonia does a good imitation of a Japanese maple tree while nasturtium seedlings stand in for lotus leaves.
This resurrected version of the show is produced by Paragon Group of Needham with the participation of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, which runs the non-professional competitions, including major flower shows.