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Edison Garden Festival 2015

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 14th
  • November 21, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; November 22, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Garden Market 2010  The annual Edison Garden Festival will host dozens of vendors from all over the state of Florida, selling thousands of exotic and tropical plants and trees, along with garden art and supplies. Plants available for sale will include palms, vegetables, bromeliads, hibiscus, orchids, air plants, succulents, cactus and many hard-to-find species. Vendors also will have garden supplies and gift items, including mulch, trellises, pottery and jewelry.

In addition, master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. FREE event admission and parking.

Hypertufa Class

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 11th

● November 14, 9:00 a.m. – Noon AND November 21, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join Jim Hopton, our volunteer and artist, in this two-part workshop to learn how to make a molded hypertufa bowl out of Edison’s Portland Cement mixed with peat moss and perlite. The first Saturday participants will make the hypertufa bowl and the second Saturday they will be cleaned and ready to take
home. The finished pot is great for growing succulents which you can purchase in our Garden Shoppe. The class will be held in the Propagating Greenhouse. The class is limited to 10 participants.
Cost: Edison Ford Members $50; non-members $55. RSVP to Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Registrar at lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org or call 239-334-7419.hypertufa pots 001

November 2015 Garden Talk

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 4th

Garden Talk: Growing Orchids

  • November 14, 10:00 a.m. – Meet at the Information Booth

      When Mina Edison lived at the Estates, it was her desire to place orchids in trees as they  grow in nature. Come learn how and where to grow orchids in trees and on various wood, cork, or hypertufa slabs. Guest speaker, Marilyn Vidussi, of Marilyn’s Exotic Orchids, along with Debbie Hughes and Janice Schmidt Staff Horticulturist will take you on a tour of what is growing in the trees. Marilyn has grown orchids for over 30 years and she will share all of her do’s and don’ts – making growing orchids easy and fun. Orchids will be for sale and also hypertufa slabs made by Jim Hopton, our volunteer and artist.

Participants will receive a 20% discount in the Garden Shoppe. Cost: Edison Ford Members $5; non-members $10. RSVP to Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Registrar at 239-334-7419 or lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org.yellow orchid