Sandy and Frank Kern chaired the committee to put on not just 1, but 2 displays at The Philadelphia Flower Show. The themes of our two displays were landscaping an outdoor 4′ x 4′ summer Container Garden and an 8′ x 12′ Front Entrance with orchids. Sandy used cured vanilla pods attached to her vanilla vine. She also forced some Cypripedium Parviflorum and Pubescens purchased in bulk from a licensed rescuer in MN, Tom Nelson, who was mentioned in the book Orchid Fever.
Many thanks to the following members who helped to set up TWO displays for the Bucks County Orchid Society at the Philadelphia Flower Show: Sandy & Frank Kern, Alan Block, Wayne & Daria Braddock. Special assistance was provided by Sue Helfand, Sandy’s sister. Their cousin Tom Hillman did the lettering on the door. Sam Stokes, a friend of the Kerns designed and built the gazebo and the mill house. The FRONT ENTRANCE was on channel 6 Saturday evening. Both displays took Honorable Mention in the first round of judging.