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Dutch treat: Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates Holland

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/5/2017 By KRISTEN DE GROOT, Associated Press
In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, hollyhocks bloom in a greenhouse where plants for the Philadelphia Flower Show are growing, at Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown, Pa. The Philadelphia Flower Show is teaming up with experts from the Netherlands to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture. The theme of this year's floral festival is "Holland: Flowering the World" and it runs March 11 through March 19. Last year, the show attracted about 255,000 people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) © The Associated Press In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, hollyhocks bloom in a greenhouse where plants for the Philadelphia Flower Show are growing, at Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown, Pa. The Philadelphia Flower Show is teaming up with experts from the Netherlands to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture. The theme of this year's floral festival is "Holland: Flowering the World" and it runs March 11 through March 19. Last year, the show attracted about 255,000 people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flower Show is teaming up with experts from the Netherlands to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture.

In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, grower Regina McKee works with tulips in a greenhouse growing plants for the Philadelphia Flower Show at Meadowbrook Farm, in Jenkintown, Pa. The Philadelphia Flower Show is teaming up with experts from the Netherlands to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture. The theme of this year's floral festival is "Holland: Flowering the World" and it runs March 11 through March 19. Last year, the show attracted about 255,000 people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) © The Associated Press In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, grower Regina McKee works with tulips in a greenhouse growing plants for the Philadelphia Flower Show at Meadowbrook Farm, in Jenkintown, Pa. The Philadelphia Flower Show is teaming up with experts from the Netherlands to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture. The theme of this year's floral festival is "Holland: Flowering the World" and it runs March 11 through March 19. Last year, the show attracted about 255,000 people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

The theme of this year's floral festival is "Holland: Flowering the World." Bridges, windmills and canals will welcome visitors as a rainbow of tulips and daffodils transport them to the endless flower fields of the Netherlands.

In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, catmint "Junior Walker" grows behind a bleeding heart plant in a greenhouse growing plants for the Philadelphia Flower Show, at Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown, Pa. The Philadelphia Flower Show is teaming up with experts from the Netherlands to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture. The theme of this year's floral festival is "Holland: Flowering the World" and it runs March 11 through March 19. Last year, the show attracted about 255,000 people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) © The Associated Press In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, catmint "Junior Walker" grows behind a bleeding heart plant in a greenhouse growing plants for the Philadelphia Flower Show, at Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown, Pa. The Philadelphia Flower Show is teaming up with experts from the Netherlands to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture. The theme of this year's floral festival is "Holland: Flowering the World" and it runs March 11 through March 19. Last year, the show attracted about 255,000 people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Floral and landscape exhibits in the 10-acre hall focus on various aspects of Dutch life: one is an ode to Amsterdam's Red Light District; another highlights the city's bike share program.

In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, cornflowers bloom in a greenhouse growing plants for the Philadelphia Flower Show, at Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown, Pa. The Philadelphia Flower Show is teaming up with experts from the Netherlands to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture. The theme of this year's floral festival is "Holland: Flowering the World" and it runs March 11 through March 19. Last year, the show attracted about 255,000 people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) © The Associated Press In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, cornflowers bloom in a greenhouse growing plants for the Philadelphia Flower Show, at Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown, Pa. The Philadelphia Flower Show is teaming up with experts from the Netherlands to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture. The theme of this year's floral festival is "Holland: Flowering the World" and it runs March 11 through March 19. Last year, the show attracted about 255,000 people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

The festival runs March 11 through March 19. Last year, the show attracted about 255,000 people.

In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, a buckeye tree, part of the gold medal exhibit, begins to bloom in a greenhouse growing plants for the Philadelphia Flower Show, at Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown, Pa. The Philadelphia Flower Show is teaming up with experts from the Netherlands to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture. The theme of this year's floral festival is "Holland: Flowering the World" and it runs March 11 through March 19. Last year, the show attracted about 255,000 people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) © The Associated Press In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, a buckeye tree, part of the gold medal exhibit, begins to bloom in a greenhouse growing plants for the Philadelphia Flower Show, at Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown, Pa. The Philadelphia Flower Show is teaming up with experts from the Netherlands to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture. The theme of this year's floral festival is "Holland: Flowering the World" and it runs March 11 through March 19. Last year, the show attracted about 255,000 people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

The annual event, which dates to 1829, serves as a rite of spring for the region. Proceeds benefit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and its programs.

In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, grower Dee Thurmer cranks down plastic siding to protect plants in a greenhouse that are growing for the Philadelphia Flower Show, at Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown, Pa. The Philadelphia Flower Show is teaming up with experts from the Netherlands to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture. The theme of this year's floral festival is "Holland: Flowering the World" and it runs March 11 through March 19. Last year, the show attracted about 255,000 people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, grower Dee Thurmer cranks down plastic siding to protect plants in a greenhouse that are growing for the Philadelphia Flower Show, at Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown, Pa. The Philadelphia Flower Show is teaming up with experts from the Netherlands to celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture. The theme of this year's floral festival is "Holland: Flowering the World" and it runs March 11 through March 19. Last year, the show attracted about 255,000 people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
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