by Mike Dougherty
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Next year’s Philadelphia Flower Show theme centers around Holland, the nation that supplies 60% of the world’s flowering bulbs.READ MORE: $20,000 Reward Offered After Fire At Historic St. Leo's Church In Tacony Ruled Arson
The Philadelphia Horticultural Society, with the help of some students, is planting 20,000 bulbs in Center City to raise excitement for the show.
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“Tulips, daffodils, alliums. It’s going to be spectacular in the spring,” said Sally McCabe with the Philadelphia Horticultural Society
She says now’s the perfect time to plant bulbs, and she has some tips for those who want to try at home.
“The rule of thumb for bulbs is point side up, three times deep as they are tall, because you want to have them deep enough in the ground so that the squirrels aren’t finding them,” said McCabeMORE NEWS: Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley Resigns Over Mishandling Of Remains Belonging To Victims Of 1985 MOVE Bombing
While these plants won’t push through the soil in time for the Flower show, they will be impossible to miss next May.