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The 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show Plans

We will participate in the first outdoor Philadelphia Flower Show at FDR Park from June 5 to June 13. The theme is Habitat. The preliminary plan has us located off the plaza of the American Swedish Museum on the way to the Horticourt tent with the other plant societies. Zoom planning meetings have begun on alternate Mondays at 3 pm.    

The 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show Report

The 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show was held February 28 through March 8, 2020 with a theme of Rivera. Our exhibit "Mediterranean Breezes" recreated a breezy veranda above the sea along the Berkeley, California coast. Over 60 members participated in the exhibit according to Janet Whitefield who co-chaired the event.    

The 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show Report

With pleasure, we announce that the Fern & Wildflower Society took home two gold medals at the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show Flower Power with an exhibit called "The Ins and Outs of Ferns".  Visitors could immerse themselves in ferns, about 30 different tropical indoor ferns on one side of the aisle, and 22 hardy native ferns on the other side of the aisly. Over 50 different ferns filled the 12 by 13 foot exhibit.

With exhibit chair Leslie Morris-Smith, co-chairs Janet Whitefield and Rick Reynolds coordinated the Flower Show exhibit. About sixty-five members pitched in to help set up the exhibit, host the exhibit during flower show hours, and dismantle the exhibit at the end. A number of new members were reported by Alice-Blake Simonson for the March meeting.  A branch fern sale gave the tropical and native ferns and plants a new home.

We are extremely grateful to Tom Tomer, Past Flower Show Chair, Janet & Tom Whitefield, Bill & Clara Bondinell, Alice Blake Simonson, Hope Punnett and others like Sharee Solow who generously shared their advice and counsel.