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Philadelphia: Garden show, inspired by artistic masterpieces, is in full flower

Take nature's handiwork and combine it with humankind's creativity and you get "ARTiculture," the theme of this year's Philadelphia Flower Show. The 186-year-old Pennsylvania Horticultural Society partnered with art museums, organizations and institutions from around the country to create exhibits inspired by works of art. The show's entrance garden, for instance, is based on the paintings and mobiles of Pennsylvania native Alexander Calder. Museums whose collections inspired other exhibits include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Perhaps this fusion of art and horticulture, spanning world cultures and history, will work its magic as a harbinger of spring. The show continues through Sunday.

— Jane Levere

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