John's Landscaping display garden from the 2012 Pa. Garden Show of York. George Weigel
The annual Pennsylvania Garden Show of York kicks off Friday, March 1, at the York Expo Center with 11 indoor display gardens, 100 exhibitors and dozens of seminars, including three by author Tovah Martin.
The show runs for three days (March 1-3) in the Expo Center's Toyota Arena, 334 Carlisle Ave., York. This year's theme is "Nature's Symphony."
Tickets are $11 at the door ($9 for seniors), and parking is free.
Martin will speak Friday at 6 p.m. on "Infusing the Garden with Personality" and Saturday at 2 p.m. on her new book, "The Unexpected Houseplant." She'll also do a terrarium workshop Saturday at 11 a.m., which requires registration and an extra fee.
York-area landscapers are building 11 display gardens, and 100 exhibitors will offer fare such as mowers, garden books, cut flowers, garden art and plants.
New for 2013 is a "Candyland" exhibit that has candy growing on trees and Kool Aid flowing over landscape rocks.
Once again, the Garden Club Federation will stage a Floral Rhapsody Flower Show, which moves to the center of the show floor this year. Garden clubbers display some of their best plant specimens and arrangements.
Judging of the flower show inside Pa. Garden Show of York. George Weigel
In addition to Martin's talks, the show will include more than two dozen seminars on assorted other topics, including vegetable gardening, native plants, using color in the garden and cutting-edge plants for 2013. The full schedule is or 717-848-2596.
A tough month for the taliban,tough 8yrs for US:
By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 12 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday he is weighing whether to send more troops to Afghanistan. Bush said it has been a "tough month" in Afghanistan, where more U.S. and NATO troops died during the past two months than in Iraq.
The president told a Rose Garden news conference that one reason for the rising deaths "is that our troops are taking the fight to a tough enemy ... of course there is going to be resistance." It has also been a "tough month for the Taliban," he said