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15 Mar 2017 Flower Show Thoughts

Stoney Bank Nurseries has been awarded a Gold Medal for our landscape exhibit at the 2017 International Philadelphia Flower Show.  We’ve also received the coveted Kate and Robert Barlett, Jr. Award for best us of trees in a landscape and the PHS Council Trophy for the most accomplished display of forced plant material. The annual…


8 Mar 2016 Flower Show Thoughts

Stoney Bank Nurseries, Inc. is very excited to be deemed the Best in Show winner at the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show.  This is our 7th win of the coveted award and a wonderful way to celebrate our 37th consecutive year exhibiting at the show.  We also received a Gold Medal Award and the PLNA Trophy…


11 Feb 2016 Flower Show Thoughts

  When the hottest year on record – 2015 – was capped off with the area’s warmest December on record, no one was feeling the heat more than Lloyd Traven. Traven owns Peace Tree Farm, a Kintnersville, Bucks County, nursery that’s one of a handful of local operations tasked with manipulating thousands of bulbs, perennials,…


4 Sep 2015 Flower Show Thoughts

Philadelphia Flower Show 2016 Theme: National Parks Service By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: August 27, 2015 In recent years, Philadelphia Flower Show themes have whisked visitors to far-flung destinations from Ireland to Hawaii and the fictional Arendelle (the kingdom in Frozen, as part of last year’s blockbuster “Celebrate the Movies” show, featuring a…


10 Mar 2015 Flower Show Thoughts

We had over 100 unique plant species and cultivars on display in our exhibit this year!  With such spectacular variety, there were a few plants that had even experts asking us questions.  Here are the most popular conversation starting plants that were shining stars in our exhibit.   The stunning Itoh Hybrid Peonies were stopping…


2 Mar 2015 Flower Show Thoughts

Designers from all corners of the globe have created amazing displays this year at the International Philadelphia Flower Show.  It is easy to see why judges were mediating on award recipients for a majority of the day and I do not envy the difficult decisions they had to make. Stoney Bank Nurseries is pleased to…


25 Feb 2015 Flower Show Thoughts

We are busy at work but still have a long way to go before judging early Friday morning! Large trees, shrubs, and structures have been placed as of Tuesday night.  Single digit temperatures in the morning, well below normal, have been limiting our ability to move perennials and more tender herbaceous plant material into the…


17 Feb 2015 Flower Show Thoughts

Planning has been underway for months!  Plants have been growing beneath lights and heat for weeks!  With only days to go until setup, Stoney Bank Nurseries is hard at work preparing for our 36th annual exhibit at the upcoming Philadelphia Flower Show.  We will compete in the spectacular event against designers from all over the…


24 Mar 2014 Flower Show Thoughts

With more snow on the horizon, will spring ever arrive in the Brandywine Valley this year? It wasn’t easy but spring came early at our Beauty of the Brandywine exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Hannah, one of our landscape designers, shares some of the techniques Stoney Bank Nurseries used in order to get plants…


12 Mar 2014 Flower Show Thoughts

Did you miss the Philadelphia Flower Show this year?  CBS Sunday Morning Show transported viewers this past Sunday to an early spring treat and highlighted our display! The “Beauty of the Brandywine” exhibit was inspired by landscape paintings from three generations of Wyeth artists.  The exhibit featured a babbling stream, scented swamp azaleas, giant sycamore…