Archive for the ‘Sponsors’ Category

Subaru Sponsors Springtime Festival

April 6, 2012

Can’t get to Washington, D.C. to see the cherry blossoms? Be awestruck with their beauty a little closer to home at the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia now through April 21. The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia hosts this event, which strives to encourage a better understanding of the cultural, social, and educational customs of Japan and the United States.

The Festival benefits the JASGP Community Tree Planting Project, an ongoing effort to beautify Philadelphia by planting and maintaining cherry trees in area parks. In the spring of 2007, the JASGP finished planting 1,000 cherry trees to supplement the 1,600 flowering trees donated by Japanese government as a gesture of friendship in 1926.

Be sure to keep an eye on the Festival’s schedule of events for when the PHS Plant One Million project will make an appearance. Subaru of America, a sponsor of the Philadelphia International Flower Show for more than 10 years, is the title sponsor of this event and we couldn’t be more proud.

Show Sponsors’ Exhibits Anchor the Show

March 14, 2012

While we’re still basking in the Flower Show afterglow, we want to take a moment to thank our sponsors, some of which had exhibits at this year’s Show. Each one was a crowd-pleaser, and we look forward to what they bring next year.

Tourism Ireland first graced the exhibit floor in 2007 when the Show’s theme was “Legends of Ireland,” and they’ve been a much-loved exhibitor ever since. This year, they won the award for “Best Achievement in Creating a Natural Landscape (non-Hawaiian).”

The plant list featured a warm palette of bright red salvia, yellow primrose, and coral azalea, all set against a background of lush boxwood. The rich heritage of the Emerald Isle was reflected in some the iconic symbols scattered throughout the landscape, which was titled “Classic Ireland with a Twist.”

Vastly different but equally enjoyable was the EP Henry exhibit, which celebrated family vacations by building a tropical Hawaiian retreat. Surrounded by soaring palms and tropical gardens, a cabana served as the party hub with its built-in grill and bar made from a surfboard.

Environmentally friendly Eco Pavers formed a patio for lounging, and the plunge pool was the perfect spot for taking a dip. The tableau was completed with a wading pool, secluded outdoor shower, and an al fresco dining area. Now that you’ve seen what EP Henry can do inside the Convention Center, imagine the possibilities for your own property.

Across a walkway from EP Henry, Subaru created “The Surf Shack,” a fun getaway where you can rent a board, ride the waves, and soak up the sun! The display invited viewers to imagine being transported to a little piece of paradise in a Subaru Outback. With a jaunty thatched-roof hut and plenty of tropical fruits for snacking, this little slice of the islands was all about fun.

There were at least five Subarus throughout the Show; some were fun, vintage varieties, others were impressive new models. Subaru loves gardeners and gardeners love Subaru, so the Flower Show partnership for the past 11 years has been a perfect match!

Thank you to all the Flower Show sponsors who made 2012 such a spectacular year!

Who’s Cooking at the Flower Show? March 6-8

March 5, 2012

The free culinary demonstrations at the Flower Show on March 6 – 8 run the gamut from food preservation techniques, to recipes from Ireland, to the use of salsas and sauces as flavor boosters, and more. Show favorite, the great Chef Joseph Shilling and students from JNA Institute of Culinary Arts will host and assist, respectively.

Click here to see the schedule and presentation titles. The impressive bios of our speakers are below.

Victoria von Biel is the new consulting food and wine editor for Organic Gardening magazine and former executive editor of Bon Appetit. She has studied cooking in both the United Kingdom and the United States and completed a post-graduate course in wine studies at the University of California. She has appeared as a judge on the Food Network’s Iron Chef and speaks frequently about food and travel writing.

Patrick McLarnon is the head chef at Francesca’s Restaurant in the four-star Brooks Hotel in Ireland. Sponsored by Tourism Ireland, Chef McLarnon will demonstrate the art of Irish cooking.

David Boyle is the executive chef at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Philadelphia. A graduate from the renowned Restaurant School in Philadelphia, Boyle won acclaim in France and Philly, including at Jake’s in Manayunk, where under his stewardship the restaurant won the first of what would become three consecutive Mobil Guide Four-Star Awards, and a “Best of Philly” Award for Best Brunch from Philadelphia Magazine. His food received a rating of 27 (out of 30) from Zagat for two years running, and a rare “three bells” rating from the discerning Philadelphia Inquirer food critic, Craig LaBan.

Dana Jacobi is known for creativity and innovation in recipes, food writing, and product development. Dana has written 10 bestselling cookbooks, including two ground-breaking cookbooks on soy, both honored by distinguished culinary awards. She writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column, Something Different, and has produced numerous magazine features. She was also the first food writer to work full-time online and to host a food chat-room. Dana has marketed her own specialty food line, created products, run a catering service, and served as spokesperson for companies and commodity boards.

For a complete list of culinary demonstrations, click here. Big thanks to Organic Gardening magazine for sponsoring the culinary room.

Mantis Makes it Happen at the Flower Show

March 3, 2012

You know Mantis, makers of the oh-so-popular mini-tiller/cultivator. In 2012 Mantis is continuing its support of PHS as an official sponsor of the Flower Show.

Recognizing that the Show is the perfect place to reach a large audience of passionate gardeners, Mantis introduced its new Deluxe Tiller/Cultivator today on the Flower Show floor! This newly designed tiller has all the advantages of the original Mantis tiller, plus new features to make creating and maintaining your garden even easier.

If you want to see this buzzed-about deluxe tiller yourself, come to the Show. And if you instantly know this is something you simply must have, click here to purchase.

In addition to top-of-the-line products, Mantis is offering an assortment of educational opportunities to Flower Show guests. Kerry Ann Mendez will lead a presentation called Easy, Garden-Transforming Soil Tips for Bodacious Vegetable and Flower Gardens in the Gardener’s Studio on Wednesday, March 7, at 2 pm.

Then, at 5 pm, the funny, full-of-knowledge Mia Mengucci will discuss ways to make composting less of a labor (and more of a labor of love). A Pennsylvania-certified horticulturist and PHS volunteer, Mia speaks passionately about plants, recycling, and how compost can be “black gold” for your garden.

Once you’ve sat in on the Gardener’s Studio, pop over to The Canoe Garden, an exhibit created by W. B. Saul High School and sponsored by Mantis. There you’ll take a step back in history to learn more about Hawaii’s early flora and some of the plants that continue to make up the island landscape today.

One final note: Mantis is offering some tremendous Flower Show specials. Receive a free kickstand, border edger attachment, handy item (tune-up) kit and free shipping (over a $100 dollar value) with the purchase of any Mantis gasoline-powered tiller/cultivator. Plus, all Mantis tiller attachments are 50% off during the show. PHS Members receive an additional 10% off all Mantis purchases–this discount alone could pay for your 2012 PHS Membership!

To learn more about all of the above and much more, visit the Mantis folks at Marketplace Booth 818 & 918 during the 2012 Flower Show.

The W.B. Saul High School exhibit at the 2012 Flower Show

From Casino to Convention Center, SugarHouse is a Sure Bet

February 17, 2012

SugarHouse Casino, a proud sponsor of the Flower Show, is making it easy for visitors to have an action-packed day at both locations! Purchase your tickets for the Show at the cage cashier in the casino, and then jump on the free shuttle to the Convention Center that will run every hour on the hour for the duration of the Show.

While at the Show, stop by the SugarHouse table in the Man Cave for a chance to win some incredible prizes: From March 5 to 9, you can register for a eight-day, seven-night vacation to the beaches of Hawaii.

On March 10, add your name to the “Cruise into Spring Sweepstakes,” when one participant will be selected every hour from noon until to 8 pm to win a free three-night, four-day cruise to the Bahamas. Good luck!

Subaru Sponsors Cherry Blossom Celebration

April 8, 2011

The Flower Show’s Premier Sponsor, Subaru of America, is sponsoring another big event, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia.

More than 2,000 cherry blossoms now reside in Fairmount Park after being donated by the association that runs the festival, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP), and the Japanese government (who contributed 1,600 trees as a gesture of friendship in 1926).

Running through April 15, the festival celebrates the season of blooming for the poignant pink trees and honors the cultural, social, and educational customs of Japan and the United States. The delicate beauty of the flowering buds will have particular significance this year in light of the tragedies in Tohoku, as they will remind all of the resilience and strength of the Japanese people and encourage hope and renewal for their future.

Celebrate a centuries-old tradition as you explore Japanese art, cuisine, dance, fashion, flowers, music, and much more at the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia. Click here for the list of this year’s events.

Subaru on the Scene at Flower Show Preview

March 25, 2011

Another fantastic video from Subaru. PHS Members save big with the Subaru VIP Partners Program.

Winners of the PNC People’s Choice Award

March 22, 2011

Everyday at the Flower Show visitors are invited to vote for their favorite display in the PNC People’s Choice Award. It’s near impossible to select just one, but hundreds of people rose to the occasion, and three voters were randomly selected to win outstanding prizes. Here is the run-down on all the winners.

The winners of the PNC People’s Choice Award:

Sunday, March 6: American Orchid Society
Monday, March 7: Groundswell Design Group
Tuesday, March 8: Jamie Rothstein Distinctive Floral Designs
Wednesday, March 9: PNC
Thursday, March 10: American Orchid Society
Friday, March 11: Flowers by David
Saturday, March 12: Robertson’s Flowers
Sunday, March 13: Flowers by David

And here are the three people who won the fantastic prizes, courtesy of the Loews Hotel Philadelphia, Mantis, and Acme.

1st Prize: Lucy L. of New York NY
2nd Prize: Richard G. of Marlton, NJ
3rd Prize: Bob P. of Macuckie, PA

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Let Paris Live On! Videos from QVC

March 14, 2011

QVC shot some wonderful interviews during their time at the Flower Show, which are posted below. We loved having Antonella, Jonathan, Pat, and the brothers of Roberta’s Unique Gardens with us, and hope they’ll come back in 2012. Until then, let QVC help you celebrate Spring in Bloom!

Merci Beaucoup to the New Flower Show Supporters

March 13, 2011

AIA Bookstore

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society would like to thank a handful of our amazing new supporters for a fabulous 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show:

Alliance Française; American Institute of Architects; Cape May County Tourism; Colonial Williamsburg; Dionis Bath & Body; New York Times; Philadelphia Inquirer; Sugarhouse Casino; Susan G. Komen Foundation, Votre Vu, Wagman Designs

Hopefully you had time to meet with each of these fantastic organizations during your visit to the Show. If not, check them out online.



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