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Over three feverish days, some of the region’s most talented gardeners, landscape designers and earthmover operators transported the Washington State Convention Center into another season.

“You’re going to see color. You’re going to see spring,” said Terry O’Laughlin, producer of the 27th annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show. “Everybody has gone above and beyond this year.”

For the main event, the display gardens, there are 50 percent more flowers in bloom than past years, according to the staff. This year’s theme, “Romance Blossoms,” nods to their Valentine’s Day weekend timing. In addition, visitors can find more than 100 gardening seminars and a large marketplace for shopping.

The Northwest Flower and Garden Show runs through Sunday at the convention center, at Seventh Avenue and Pike Street. General admission is $22, with discounts for groups, kids and late-day entry. For more information, visit