|Great topiary shown at Philadelphia Flower Show - 2013|
My favorite part of the Philadelphia Flower Show is the specimen plants entered for judging. There are perfectly grown plants there that can be seen nowhere else.
The judging is very important to the dedicated few who put tremendous effort into the contest. They want to win.
For us observers, the judging system only insures the quality.
The hobby of growing plants for show is more difficult than growing commercially. Commercially, on average all of the crop must be good.
Hobby-wise, one plant must be grown to be perfect.