The 2001 Philadelphia Flower Show has opened up a new novice class for us gardeners, for free! You can enter up to 3 plants each day in the catagories, or something like that. There is no charge for the novice and it is a prestigous show to just gain some experience from. Here is the link to the Philadelphia Flower Show with the dates in March: http://www.philaflowershow.com/
If you are interested in entering, you can contact the following person, via email or other, for an Exhibitors Guide. Mention that you are interested in the free Novice Gardening Exhibitor class.
Elsa R. Efran
Shows Department Data Coordinator
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th St., 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495