Pulse: Pursuits: 3 Questions For… Jane Pepper

In honor of the 180th year of the Flower Show, we checked in with its most famous non-floral staple: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society president and Philly greenest thumb Jane Pepper.

Is there a clandestine arm of the PHS that deals in not-so-legal flora? Maybe they help you with your pre-show jitters? Ha! You know, there just might be. But pre-show, I’m basically just getting in shape. It’s a big floor to cover!  

Is it safe to assume that you’re not allergic? Or do you keep a steady supply of Benadryl in your bloodstream? No, I don’t have allergies. I’m very lucky.

And now, what Philadelphians really want to know: What’s with the glasses? They’re about 15 years old, and my biggest fear is that they are going to crack one day. I got them at JE Limeburner on Chestnut. I don’t think they carry them any more.