St. Ephrem’s Catholic Church, 5400 Hulmeville Road in Bensalem will host this year’s show, “Santa Fe Sunset” on Friday and Saturday, August 18th and 19th. This event offers local competitors an expansive schedule that includes artistic design classes, 135 horticultural classes and educational exhibits.
To encourage entries in the show’s Youth Design Award class “Shore is Fun,” members helped students who were enrolled in the Bensalem Summer Art Program to design dried flower arrangements.
Their 2017 show will invite both these art students and any senior at the Bensalem Senior Center to design a dried flower arrangement reminiscent of a Santa Fe sunset. Market table funds support annual scholarships awarded to deserving tri-state college students majoring in horticultural-related studies.
In addition to volunteering at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Philadelphia Flower Show, members also exhibit and merit ribbons in the forced bulb classes, horticulture displays and design classes.
This past summer, members donated 600 pounds of homegrown produce to the Warminster food bank. Members donate and deliver Christmas and Easter gifts to hospice patients at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Residents at the Delaware Valley Veteran’s Home on Southampton Road in Northeast Philadelphia are recipients of greeting cards, hand-knitted lap robes, shawls and Afghans.
Monthly meetings include a program featuring a variety of garden-related, environmental or design topics, a brief business meeting, a “Little Show” and refreshments. An informative monthly newsletter is included in the annual dues.
THS meets every third Tuesday (except January) at 7:00pm at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem. Membership is open to all interested gardeners. Guests are welcome; a donation of $3 is requested. For information, contact 215-441-5884 or 1-856-866-9163.
PHOTO CAP: Rae Glasgow shows off her handiwork at the THS Flower Show.