Spring 2017

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURES

RESURRECTING FAIRHILL 

Revitalizing an ancient burial ground helps bring a North Philadelphia neighborhood back from the brink.
by Michele W. Berger

BRILLIANT BULBS 

The stars of spring shine at Chanticleer.
by Marty Ross

CLASS ACT

Temple University students competing in the Flower Show learn about construction, plants, teamwork, and unfamiliar local history. 
by Virginia A. Smith

BLOOMING BUSINESS

Inspired by his colorful homeland of Brazil, Zezé creates farm-fresh flower arrangements as vibrant as his personality.
by Tovah Martin

INSIDER’S GUIDE
TO THE FLOWER SHOW

What’s new and different for 2017.

         

IN EVERY ISSUE

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK

VIEW - See spring color pop in the gardens at PHS Meadowbrook Farm.

KNOW - Winning plants, nature prints, volunteer effort, heirloom bulbs.

DISCOVER - Five lovely landscapes along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

LEARN - Set up a sturdy, attractive trellis for your vegetable garden. 

DESIGN - An expert explains ikebana, the fine art
of Japanese-style flower arranging.

MEET - Eugene Spain cares for his garden beds and his community.

SHOP - Handy, attractive gardening aids you can pick up in the Flower Show Marketplace.

ASK - Answers to questions about street trees and blue blooms. 

DIG - A local writer takes a close look at the ecology of Center City.

COVER

Long-stemmed and sturdy, ‘Menton’ tulips bloom in early May in a bed by the house at Chanticleer.
Photograph by Rob Cardillo