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Exhibit Showcase: Students at the Flower Show

March 7, 2012

For the 2012 Flower Show, students at Temple University Ambler School of Environmental Design
have created a misty mountain where ferns cling and shade-loving Taro plants thrive! Their exhibit is called Aloha Aina: A Return to Life with the Land, and it is a striking interpretation of the Hawaii theme. You can listen to a podcast about how the students conceived, designed, and built their exhibit by clicking here.

Students from the Delaware Valley College, Department of Natural Resources and Bio-systems Management invite you to venture underneath a mountain stream to see a world teeming with life! Their exhibit is titled World Beneath Our Feet, and it reminds visitors to reflect upon the necessity of these often unseen systems of plants, animals and soils to sustain life.

The students at Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades worked hand-in-hand with experts from Colonial Williamsburg to create a garden  called American Roots: A Williamsburg Colonial Kitchen Garden.

The exhibit has heirloom vegetables, espalier fruit trees, and an herb garden—all enclosed in a rustic wood fence. Stop to admire the era-appropriate tools in this well-researched display.

W.B Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences students take an interesting approach to this year’s theme by reminding visitors that today’s Hawaiian paradise began with the arrival of plants brought from Polynesian islands. Their exhibit is called “Ka Māla: The Canoe Garden” because it prominently features a student-made canoe representing the canoes full of tropical plants that were originally brought to Hawaii from the Polynesian islands. Three courses at the school collaborated for this ambitious project.

The Horticulture Academy at Abraham Lincoln High School has created an exhibit that highlights green walls and their utility in public transportation. Titled On the Right Track: Going Vertical, the exhibit features a SEPTA station decked out with green walls (also called living walls, eco-walls or vertical gardens).

We applaud the efforts of these students! Great work!

Junior Flower Show Award-Winners Announced!

April 26, 2010

PHS's Drew Becher and Flossie Narducci with Best in Show winners from the Junior Flower Show at Kids Grow Expo

On a beautiful spring day on Friday, Drew Becher, president-elect of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, awarded 11 students “Best in Show” ribbons for their entries in the Junior Flower Show at Temple Ambler’s Earthfest and Kids Grow Expo.

Students in five age divisions – A: up to and including second grade; B: grades 3-5; C: grades 6-8; D: grades 9-12; and E: ungraded — competed in several artistic and horticulture classes for Earthfest, which attracted 6,000 children, families and educators.

Artistic classes for the Junior Flower Show included crafty creatures, table setting arrangements, bird feeders, seed mosaics, jewelry, and more.

The Horticulture classes included blooming flowering plants, foliage plants, container-grown vegetables, cactus and succulents, herbs, hanging baskets, dish gardens, terrariums and more.

The Best of Show Winners were:


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