● May 14, 10:00 a.m.
Edison’s secretary wrote to Ford’s secretary, emphasizing Edison’s insistence that his vines be unharmed when the lab was removed. “Which vines do you mean Mr. Edison?” They were probably the Bougainvillea often seen in earlier pictures on the electric lab trellis. We have many varieties of Bougainvillea on the Edison property so you can see just how they grow.
Guest speaker, Tom Scannell, Owner of Bougainvillea Growers Inc., a plants man and scientist, who has developed the fertilizer necessary for growing the best blooming Bougainvilleas in South Florida. Tom will discuss the different varieties for your yard and the importance of pruning for growth and bloom.
Participants will meet at the information booth at the Edison Ford garden. They will receive a 20% discount certificate to be used in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Cost: Edison Ford Members $5; non-members $10. RSVP to Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar at 239-334-7419 or