Flower Show exhibitor Jamie Rothstein and her daughter Joy were two of the more than 300 guests who attended PHS’s Azalea Garden party last night. The annual party raises funds for year-round maintenance of the Azalea Garden, located in Fairmount Park just west of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The four-acre garden is a project of the PHS’ Philadelphia Green program and has been revitalized and maintained through the dedication and cooperation of PHS, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fairmount Park Commission and countless volunteers.
Archive for May 8th, 2009
How can you not love this photo? Once again the McLean Library has come through and unearthed this image from the 1970 Flower Show. Here the horticultural sweepstakes winner, Joy Mackinney, is smooching her well-earned trophy at the annual awards luncheon. Photographer Edmund B. Gilchrist has certainly captured the dedication and passion that makes growing for the Flower Show such a rewarding process. I’m sure exhibitors of today — nearly 40 years later — can appreciate Ms. Mackinney’s moment of bliss.