Hershey Horticulture Society News
April 5, 2021 Caring for Irises
Jay Holcomb, of the Susquehanna Iris Society, will be our presenter on how to select and care for Irises – designated as the “flower of the year for 2020”! Program Chair: Irene Hetzel
The progam ZOOM info is:
Meeting ID 83-19044443
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May 3, 2021 Living Wreath Using Succulents
Kay Yniguez, Harrisburg Garden Club member, will walk us through the steps of creating a succulent wreath as she creates one! Program Chair: Linda Ritter
June 1, 2021 Rose Luncheon: In a Garden of Flowers
Don’t miss the “Chalk Lady”, Elva Hurst, showing us the beauty of her story and artistic talent, which will be given to some lucky member! Program Chair: Linda Grudi
The Flora of the Aleutian Islands
Thank you to member Sharon Cin who gave a fascinating presentation about the flora of the Aleutian Islands and the wartime history of the Aleutians. It’s a little known part of WWII history. Here are some of her photos.
The History of the Philadelphia Flower Show
We really enjoyed hearing about the history of the Philadelphia Flower Show. Here are some historical photographs. One is a photo from the PA Horticultural Society Archives showing flowers being prepared for presentation to Eleanor Roosevelt in 1933. The second shows the “Burpee Girl” showcasing the company’s seeds at the 1929 Philadelphia Flower Show. The presentation was given by Nicole Juday Rhoads, outreach manager with the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society.