There’s so much to see and do at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show! We’re beginning a weekly blog on what you need to know before you go, from shopping opportunities to where to grab a bite and more. This week, let’s look at some of the speakers in the Gardener’s Studio! There should be something for everyone, even the kids thanks to the ever-popular Philadelphia Zoo.
Our speakers are coming from all over the country–California, Oregon, North Carolina, Virginia, New York, New Jersey–as well as the local Philadelphia region. They’ll talk about bees, bugs and birds, flowers and trees, large and small plants of all sorts, and much more. Many topics are tied into the theme of ARTiculture, such as “Creating Living Sculpture,” “The Art of Making Exquisite Paper Flowers,” “Artisan Crafts from the Rose Garden,” and “Give Art a Start in Your Garden.” For our return visitors, keep in mind that the Speaker Series is now part of the Gardener’s Studio. You’ll find it on the Show floor next to the PHS Hamilton Horticourt.
More speakers are being added to the schedule daily, so check back often as you make you plans. Here’s a quick look at what you can learn.
On Sunday, March 2 at 7:00 pm, the fun ladies from Twig Terrariums in Brooklyn, NY, Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow, will touch base on several combinations of art and horticulture to bring life into any area of your home. You’ll learn about terrariums, hanging kokedama sculptures, and planting techniques from the experts. “We always prefer hands-on training,” said Michelle. “The most common mistake people make when creating a terrarium is not knowing which plants will do well inside of it. Some plants require more air flow than others, as well as less moisture.” Once you’ve been inspired, visit them at Booth 711in the Marketplace!
On Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00 pm, the host of WHYY’s You Bet Your Garden Mike McGrath will have “Organic Answers to All Your Garden Questions.” Mike was the editor-in-chief of Organic Gardening magazine from 1991 through 1997 and is the author of many books. He is also the garden editor for WTOP News Radio in Washington, D.C. During his time at Organic Gardening, Mike’s major exhibits won four consecutive “Best of Show” awards at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (1994-1997). Mike is high energy and always a delight to see.
At this writing, there are 16 authors who will be speaking and following their talk with a book signing, including Charlie Nardozzi, Tovah Martin, and Art Wolk.
Presented by Subaru, the Gardener’s Studio is the perfect place to relax your legs while learning something new from gardening and greening experts who share their passion, ideas, and tips. Hope to see you there!