Submitted by JEH American Hibiscus Society
The James E. Hendry Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society announces its 61st Annual Hibiscus Show/Plant Sale on Sunday, June 3 from 1 PM – 4 PM at the Araba Shriners Center, 2010 Hanson Street in Fort Myers. The free Hibiscus show is the oldest, largest and best attended of all Florida’s hibiscus shows, attracting several hundred people annually. This continuing show is made possible through the generosity of community sponsors; Aterra Realty, Driftwood Garden Center, Edison National Bank, Fusion Welding, Dr. Jacob Goldberger, Greenscapes, Dr. John Kagan, Hooters, Orr Insurance Group, Pain Management & Spine Specialists, Riverland Nursery, Storm Shutter Warehouse & Tim’s Tree Service.
“The event will showcase hundreds of different hybrid hibiscus blooms in a variety of colors and forms which will be judged in several different classes including amateur, collector, open collector, commercial and seedlings,” explains Wanda Schmoyer, Show Chair. In addition, more than 900 Hybrid Hibiscus plants will be for sale. Free raffle prizes will be given away every 30 minutes; hibiscus plants, B&D Organics worm castings, gift certificates from Hooters, Oasis Restaurant, Gavin’s Ace Hardware, Hemingway’s Island Grill & Synderman Shoes.
This is the best opportunity Southwest Floridians have to add to their hybrid hibiscus collection. This delicate and beautiful plant grows abundantly in Florida’s tropical climate.
Members of the society who are experts in the care and growing of Hibiscus will be available to provide advice. Should members of the public have questions regarding how the blooms are judged, there will also be several senior American Hibiscus Society judges available to respond.
Anyone who desires to learn more about how to grow, graft and hybridize this attractive tropical flowering plant can do so by joining the James E. Hendry Chapter, AHS at the show.
The show is the highlight of the year for the society and no further meetings will take place until they resume in September. The society meets at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fort Myers at 1:30 PM the second Sunday of each month. Anyone interested is cordially invited to attend the next meeting Sunday, September 9, @ 1:30 PM.
Free parking and admission. More info @ www.hendrychapter.com