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Garden Talk: Edison’s Bamboo

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

$10 – $15

The abundance of bamboo growing at Seminole Lodge enticed Edison to purchase the 13.5-acre property in 1885. When the inventor began conducting electric lighting experiments in 1879, he tested a variety of potential long-lasting filaments, including hair, cotton, cardboard. After years of experimentation, Edison carbonized fibers from different varieties of bamboo that could burn between 500 to hours, making the plant a successful filament. There are more than 1,000 different species of bamboo, which is a type of grass. In this talk, learn about the different varieties of bamboo on the property and long term care for these tropical plants. Participants will receive a 20% off coupon for use on plant purchases in the Garden Shoppe. Advance registration is not required.

Edison Ford members: $10; non-members; $15

239-334-7419

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Date:
July 9
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
$10 – $15
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Website:
https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/

Organizer

Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Phone:
239-334-7419
Email:
aedwards@edisonfordwinterestates.org
Website:
https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org

Venue

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901 United States
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Phone:
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Website:
edisonfordwinterestates.org