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The 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show

(credit:  Philadelphia Flower Show)

(credit: Philadelphia Flower Show)

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By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - It’s time to get ready to go to the Philadelphia Flower Show, which runs March 4 to 11th. This year’s theme is Hawaii, so you get to take a little tropical vacation that’s as close as the Convention Center.

While the Flower Show is all about seeing and smelling and experiencing plants in person, enjoying the show is getting even easier every year thanks to technology. You can go online to plan your day or evening visit to the Flower Show, pick your events and bookmark various talks and presentations you don’t want to miss – from Beekeeping to Flower Arranging and Seed Saving.

You can buy tickets online before you go. Or even smarter, become a Pennsylvania Horticultural Society member TheFlowerShow.com/Tickets/membership and get FREE tickets to the Show along with benefits you can enjoy all year.

New, this year you can also download the Flower Show App:

TheFlowerShow.com/showinfo to use from your phone, tablet, or home computer to check maps, find your way, comment on exhibits, vote in Flower Show contests, search all the shopping, explore Flower Show FAQ’s, and other fun stuff.