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'She Sheds' big hit at Lehigh Valley Flower and Garden Show

Visitors delighted by show's seasonal flair

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Thousands came out to enjoy the Lehigh Valley Flower and Garden Show at the Agri-Plex in Allentown this weekend, many with a change of season on the mind.

"We were interested in something springy for winter time and we love looking at all the flowers and displays," said Sue Fritz from Lehighton. 

"To see the beautiful flowers and hope spring gets here soon," said Susan Reiss from Hellertown.
The show is in its 30th year and this year's theme is "Fields, Farms and Backyards," aimed at giving people ideas for outdoor home projects.

"To appeal to the garden hobbyists and to the people who are at home trying make things on their own, DIYers," said Show Director Linda Zeller.

This year's show includes about 90 local vendors and of course, tons of flowers but a new popular addition is the the painting pigs.  The Pig Placement Network is using the artistic skills of some potbelly pigs to raise awareness about rescuing and re-homing the animals.

"We currently have 150 of them in our foster care facilities," said Eileen Wanamaker, a volunteer with Pig Placement Network. 

Also new this year is the "She Shed" display.

"They are the women's answer to the man cave," said Zeller.

The ordinary sheds are getting a makeover and redesigned to fit the needs of women.

"It can be a craft space, it can be just a place to relax in the backyard, it could be your office," said Zeller.
And the she sheds appeared to be a big hit.

"I love them, sit and relax, have a glass of wine," said Reiss.

The she sheds, painting pigs and all of the flowers will be on display through Sunday until 4:00 p.m.

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