Florescence, one of the nation's largest competitive flower shows. Past entries for this biennial event were inspired by paintings, objects and dresses on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, including Frederic Remington's Episode of the Buffalo Gun and the Roman sarcophagus panel depicting the Indian Triumph of Dionysus. This year's theme is "Waves" and it's paired with a special conservation exhibition that demonstrates how native plants are better able to survive Houston's flooding. The flower show is co-presented by the Garden Club of Houston, River Oaks Garden Club and MFAH.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25 and April 26. 5601 Main. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit flohouston.org or mfah.org/florescence. Free to $15.
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