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Continued: Annual flower show offsets winter's nastiness

  • Article by: JEFF STRICKLER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 24, 2014 - 10:57 AM

“It changes and evolves,” Bachman said of the show. “If people live or work downtown, I recommend that they come more than once.”

The show also highlights several gardening crazes, including displays of edible plants, among them Minnesota-hardy grapes. “Edibles are a big trend in gardening,” he said. “Growing vegetables is a point of entry into gardening for many people.”

Container gardening also has a focus. “That’s another hot trend,” he said. “We’ve planted containers, hanging baskets and window boxes.”

Macy’s expects more than 65,000 people to attend the show. With so much interest, timing makes a difference, Bachman said.

“There are peak times when this is like the State Fair and you just move along with the crowd,” he said. “But there are off-peak times — in the evening after dinner, for one — when we don’t get as many people. If you come then, it’s more relaxed. You can go into the bamboo garden and just sit there and drink it all in.”

That sounds like my kind of flower show.


Jeff Strickler • 612-673-7392


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