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

passcode 845648

If you aren’t a member and would like to attend, please use our Contact Us page.

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.