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Pennsylvania State Featured Florists
3524 Frankford AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19134
3000 W. Ridge PikeNorristown, PA 19403
Route 739Hawley, PA 18428
31 Old Swede RdDouglassville, PA 19518
516 North Main StreetPlains, PA 18705
Pennsylvania Flowers News
May 24, 2018
The Outside Story: Mountain Laurel Is Special, In Bloom or Not
Kalmia latifolia) is common in northwestern Connecticut, where I grew up, which is one reason it was selected, in 1907, as the state flower. (Pennsylvania followed suit in 1933.) Along with rhododendron, blueberry and huckleberry, this broad-leafed evergreen shrub is a member of the Ericaceae, the heath family. It is common in the eastern United States, and even southern Quebec, although uncommon or rare in the northern part of its range. It is a well-loved species, for its exquisite flowers and the elongated leaves that give winter color to the woods as well as cover for wildlife. The mountain laurels I remember sprawled and forked because they grew in a shaded spot. Their flowers were sparse for the same reason. But, although they are shade-tolerant, laurels like sun. Spectacular stands grow along roadsides and power lines. Their snowball-sized terminal flower clusters typically appear in late May and early June; in the northern edge of their range, they may bloom as late as July. At first they’re two-tone, with the sealed buds darker than open flowers. Each cluster contains a crowd of five-sided cups ranging from white to pink, with contrasting dots and streaks of darker pink and purple.It turns out my brother and I were right — the mountain laurel’s sticky flowers are special. The plant has a fancy system of dispersing pollen. Before opening, the anthers — the pollen-carrying parts of the flower — are protected from rain and wind inside 10 little knobs. When the flower opens, the anthers are exposed. When a bumble bee enters looking for nectar, an anther springs up and slaps it on its hairy little back, dusting it with pollen. It’s efficient: most of the plant’s po... May 24, 2018
This local botanical garden was just voted one of the best in North America
Brookgreen came in ninth place, with Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, taking first.
2018 "Best Botanical Garden" winners
Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, PennsylvaniaMinnesota Landscape Arboretum - Chaska, MinnesotaMissouri Botanical Garden - St. LouisVallarta Botanical Gardens - Puerto Vallarta, MexicoDenver Botanic Gardens - DenverAtlanta Botanical Garden - AtlantaDesert Botanical Garden - PhoenixFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden - Coral Gables, FloridaBrookgreen Gardens - Murrells Inlet, S.C.Bloedel Reserve - Bainbridge Island, Washington
Brookgreen Gardens "Night's of a Thousand Candles" started Thursday, Dec.1, 2016. Patrons walked the paths of the sculpture gardens amid over 5,500 hand-lit candles and lighting decorations. The event also includes live music acts, and food available from local restaurants. -
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... May 24, 2018
As May Flowers Bloom, A Closer Look at White House Gardens Past and Present
Departments of State, Navy, and War. Lafayette Park was developed on the north side of the White House, and soon a major road—Pennsylvania Avenue—divided the park from the front lawn.
Today, “President’s Park” includes the immediate White House grounds, Lafayette Park to the north, and the Ellipse to the south.
Several presidents made noteworthy improvements to the gardens. Faced with a landscaped littered with holes and cut trees, Thomas Jefferson was the first president to work on the gardens. He enclosed the 8 acres closest to the White House with a wooden fence, leaving the rest in temporary disrepair. In 1808, Jefferson had a high stone wall built around the south end of the property. The fencing placed around the immediate north lawn was similar to what visitors encounter today, and the land outside this area was left for grazing.
Hundreds of trees were planted during Jefferson’s two terms, but most were eaten by animals, trampled in the War of 1812, or burned in the White House fire of 1814. President John Quincy Adams used Jefferson’s plans as guides for refurbishing the grounds. He hired John Ousley to help—the first of a small string of long-tenured White House gardeners. Ousley himself would serve for the next 30 years.
Large changes came during James Monroe’s presidency. Charles Bullfinch, architect of the Capitol, drew up plans for grading the grounds, and Charles Bizet, former gardener of the Madison family’s Montpelier estate, became the White House gardener. Bizet and his assistant Thomas McGrath oversaw the construction of a stone wall on the north, and the same wrought iron gates hung between two sandstone gateposts from 1818 until 1976.
President Monroe made garden improvements during the Era of Good Feelings while also completing Lafayette Square (later changed to Lafayette Park). Apr 6, 2018
Love and flowers; perfect match for Hill urban pioneer
I run … It’s a strategic game.”Raised on a dairy farm in Central Pennsylvania, Love planted her first flower patch at age 4 — nasturtiums — in her mother’s kitchen garden. “Farming gets in your blood,” she confessed.Jennie Love, of Chestnut Hill, has catapulted to national attention for her wedding floral designs and her efforts to promote sustainable local farming.Yet when it was time to go to college, she couldn’t wait to flee. She attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, majoring in communications and comparative world literature. For nearly a decade afterwards she toiled as a writer in corporate jobs. “I dreamed of wearing high heels and suits for some reason,” she said.Then when the grind soured, she yearned to get her “hands in the dirt.” She began volunteering at the Weavers Way farm near Awbury Arboretum in Germantown. She became a ”farm groupie” who would rush home to work in the fields until the sun went down. She convinced Weavers Way farm staff to grow flowers and sell their yields at the Headhouse Farmers Market in Center City. She also dreamed of beginning her own flower farm and enrolled in a two-year program at Longwood Gardens to study “the science of flowers.”In 2009, the year she collected her first yield, she was hired to create flower bouquets and arrangements for her first wedding. By 2015, she was booking 40 to 50 weddings per season and was touted in Martha Stewart Weddings as among the nation’s top floral designers. Demand for her services grew, and at one point she contracted to handle 75 weddings per season but found that number stretched her seasonal staff of six too far.“That was too much to manage,” she said. “Now we focus more on quality than quantity.”For her wedding designs she uses only in-season flowers grown on her farm. You won’t find roses and gardenias, constants in wedding bouquets, in Love’s arrangements because they don’t grow well in Philadelphia’s humidity and heat. Her bouquets and centerpieces reflect what’s being harvested at the moment.Love writes joyfully about flowers on her website, penning lines like “I fall head over heels for each new bloom that comes into season in the fields” and “Floral design makes my heart sing. I dream about it at night.”By 2015, Love was booking 40 to 50 weddings per season and was touted in Martha Stewart Weddings as among the nation’s top floral designers. (This bride is holding one of Love’s bouquets.)But on this chilly gray March day at the farm, which is home to two stray felines named Leo and Tigre, Love gets most animated when she talks about succeeding at running a “profitable, sustainable” business and helping other women floral entrepreneurs to succeed. Profitability, she says, is at the ro... (Chestnut Hill Local)Mar 23, 2018
Philadelphia Flower Show is a wrap. Bring on spring
Flower Show powered on, bringing tropical blooms to 250,000 visitors and raising about $1 million for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The indoor respite from winter concluded Sunday just as the region prepared for yet another weather wallop.“250,000 is what we averaged over the last few years, so we’re happily surprised to have met that despite the two snowstorms,” Kevin Feeley, communications manager for PHS, wrote in a text.Flower Show officials have come to expect more than a few challenges each year, thanks to Mother Nature.“If we held the show in July instead of March, it’ll probably just snow then, too. Honestly we’re used to it at this point,” Sam Lemheney, chief of shows and events for PHS, said Sunday during a closing day that was complete with sun and prime conditions for the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.Inside the Convention Center, the Flower Show wound down “Wonders of Water,” its nine-day spotlight on plants typically found in warmer, wetter conditions, and the importance of water conservation.TIM TAI
With water this year’s Flower Show theme, plants in a hydroponic system were a natural.
Despite an attendance drop on Wednesday, when the second no... (Philly.com)