Published on June 24, 2022 at 12:16 p.m.
The popular Pocono Garden Club Flower Show and Plant Sale is back and in a new location.
After a two-year COVID-related hiatus, the annual show and sale will take place July 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 158 Fish Hill Road, Tannersville.
Titled “A Magical Kingdom, Disney in Bloom,” the show will feature floral arrangements, made by the members, depicting Disney-related themes.
Samples of horticultural products and indoor plants prized by club members will also be on display. All entries will be judged the day before the show.
Speakers will be: Taylor Breinich of Bartlett Tree Experts at 11:00 a.m. to discuss caring for woody plants; and Pamela Hubbard, at 2 p.m., presenting Gardening With Children.
Breinich is an arborist representative at the Emmaüs office in Bartlett. A certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture and a licensed pesticide applicator, she grew up in the Lehigh Valley. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental biology and a master’s degree in public health.
Hubbard is an author, speaker, educator, garden trainer and specialist in English gardening. Born in England, Hubbard owns Pam’s English Cottage Garden in Effort. She writes an award-winning blog and her monthly newspaper articles, Gardening in the Poconos, won a 2019 GardenComm Silver Medal.
Pamela, Master Gardener Emeritus, is frequently called upon to train new gardeners for Penn State Extension.
Throughout the day, the club’s big plant sale will take place. Always a crowd favorite, the Pocono Grown Plant Sale features perennials, trees, shrubs, houseplants, herbs and more grown by club members and local friends in their own gardens. and houses. Club members have been busy digging up and potting up plants that have bloomed in their own backyards in hopes they will thrive in yours. This year’s offerings include Dogwoods, Curly Willow, Lilacs, Rose of Sharon, Shasta Daisy, Foxglove, Hostas, Lamb’s Ear, Sedum, Lilies, Thyme, and more .
The market offers an assortment of new and gently used garden items and plants at great prices.
Proceeds help support the Garden of Giving, which grows fresh produce for food-insecure local people. The club also supports scholarships for youth camps at Quiet Valley Living History Farm and the Monroe County Conservation District.
For more information about the show or the club, contact club president Nell Cadue at [email protected] or visit the club’s Facebook page.
The club meets the second Tuesday of most months at the Monroe County Conservation District, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville. Membership is $15 per year. Guests are welcome at meetings.
Pamela Hubbard is one of the speakers at the event. She will talk about “Gardening with children”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO