Flower of the Month: jULY
Consolida is a genus of about 40 species of annual flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native to western Europe, the Mediterranean and Asia. The common name, larkspur, referring to the spur-shaped calyx, is shared with the closely related perennial delphinium.
THS: A Hardy History
1923 – 1980… In 1923, Mr. Jay V. Hare, Secretary of the Reading Railroad, persuaded a number of his friends and associates to cooperate with him in putting on a flower show in the village of Trevose where he had his home.At that time this area of Lower Bucks County was real countryside with wide vistas of rolling green acres.In these surroundings, Jay Hare found his avocation in the pursuit of horticulture, as did his neighbors. Mr. Garrett V. Clark, an executive with the Buchanan Printing Company of Philadelphia, and Mr. Charles S. Randall, an outstanding grower of dahlias and other flowers. For the next eighteen years these three men were to lead the fledgling Trevose Horticultural Society in Pennsylvania… [learn more]
Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA.
THS is a Member of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, District XI.