By: Jamie McFadden
The neon zelkova trees at the PHS Pop Up Garden are not the only influence from the 2014 PHS Flower Show:
- PHS President Drew Becher is being hosted by the Singapore Garden Festival to judge the 2014 Gardens by the Bay! The Singapore Garden Festival is a bi-annual event and draws visitors all from all over the Pacific. Drew traveled via Qatar Airways out of Philadelphia to bring the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show global! Joining Drew as Flower Show ambassadors are Miniature Setting designers Louise Krasniewicz, Deb Mackie and Nancy Grube, Major Exhibitors Michael Petrie and Joe Palimeno and International Designers James Basson and Andy Sturgeon. Drew will also be connecting with Jim Fogarty, a designer from Australia, who will be featured at the 2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.
Congratulations are in order for Michael Petrie! Petrie, a Best in Show Winner at the PHS FS, won Fantasy Garden Gold and Best of Show award for his exhibit titled Back to the Wild. Also, Joe Palimeno won silver for his landscape design. Thanks for creating such inspiring, beautiful work! Now, get back to Philadelphia so we can finish working on the 2015 Flower Show!
- Speaking of the 2015 Flower Show… Sam Lemheney, Chief of Shows and Events is working on early renderings of the 2015 Entrance Garden. Wow! This year’s presentation will be unlike anything previously experienced at the Show.
- Have we mentioned that tickets for the 2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show are on sale now? For ticket information click HERE.
In other Flower Show News:
- Delaware University students from the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources repurposed their 2014 Flower Show exhibit to restore a wetland reservation.
Bruck said that one of the aims of the Philadelphia Flower show project is to make the entire exhibit more sustainable. “One way to do that is to make sure the plants from the exhibit go to a good home,” said Bruck. “We focused our exhibit this year on native riparian buffer plants. These plants were perfect for the wetland restoration project.”
So next time you visit the Flower Show and are wondering what’s being done with all the exhibits, rest assured that PHS and our exhibitors work tireless to practice sustainability. To learn more about the Delaware University students’ restoration project click here.
- The 2014 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is featured in a new program titled Tapping In airing this Sunday (8/17) on the CW at 5pm. Join Linda Swain as she showcases some of the biggest events in this city of brotherly love! The Flower Show draws a quarter of a million to see how happiness blooms in the dead of winter.