New Rules Get Thorny Reception At U.K. Flower Show
by: Vicki Barker, NPR, May 21, 2012 2:05:00 pm
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The 99th Chelsea Flower Show opens in London on Tuesday. It's the horticultural event of the year, and its roots go even deeper than those 99 years - British horticultural shows have been part of the gardening calendar since the 1870s. Trendspotters at this year's show can expect lots of water-logged foliage after the wettest April in the U.K. record books, and a wary acceptance of a new judging system set to take effect after this year's show.
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