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74th Annual

FL WER MART 2013 Celebrating “America the Beautiful”

Sponsored by All Hallows Guild

Friday May 3 – 10am to 6pm & Saturday May 4 – 10am to 5pm

WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL Massachusetts & Wisconsin Avenues, NW

Family Fun – Rain or Shine – Free Admission PAY GARAGE PARKING AVAILABLE • By Metro to Metrobus: Any 30 series bus


Wednesday, april 24, 2013

The CurrenT ■ FloWer MarT 2013

What happens to the funds generated by Flower Mart?


ll of the proceeds from Florence B. Bratenahl and Bishop Flower Mart benefit the Henry Satterlee when they conWashington National ceived a Garden for the Ages. Cathedral’s gardens and grounds, Michael Vergason Landscape of course. The All Hallows Guild Architects Ltd., an AlexandriaGarden Committee has embarked based firm, was hired to aid this on a three-year restoration and work. rejuvenation of the Bishop’s Three major statuary elements Garden that is now adding to the — the Wayside Cross, the Prodigal glories of spring on Son, and fallen finial the Close. from the Pinnacle’s In September southwest corner — 2011, a crane being have been moved. used to assess and Crane work to relorepair earthquake cate these artifacts damage to the took place on the bitCathedral suddenly terly cold morning of fell over. The massive March 21, and it was machinery severely amazing to see the damaged the historic Proceeds benefit the medieval artifacts Herb Cottage and its gardens and grounds. gliding through the air garden, as well as the in their harnesses to stone wall and Norman Arch surnew locations in the garden. Each rounding the Bishop’s Garden. is located in its own “room” or Many specimen trees and plantings area of the garden that offers a within the garden were damaged place for reflection and refreshand could not be saved. The severe ment. winds of the derecho in June 2012 We would like to thank Joe caused additional damage to trees. Luebke, the Cathedral director of Out of this misfortune sprang a horticulture, and his staff, who wonderful opportunity for rejuvehave been so important to the plannation. Some of the replanting ning, conception and completion involved boxwood that had deteriof this renovation plan. Joe — with orated over the years. Many more expert plant knowledge, research plants and trees have been added skills, creativity, and a willingness to the Bishop’s Garden during this to tackle large projects and long renovation, and will continue to be hours of work — made the beauty added into the fall. of the Bishop’s Garden return to its Walkways that suffered former grandeur and design. encroachment and disrepair have We also offer Joe Alonso, been realigned to their original axis Cathedral head mason, our gratiand intent and repaired by expert tude for his help in moving the stonemasons. The crisp original Wayside Cross and Prodigal Son lines of the Bishop’s Garden are and for role in placing the fallen now fully visible from the Pinnacle finial in the Garden. Pilgrim’s Gallery of the Cathedral. All Hallows Guild is pleased to Archival plans, drawings and invite all of our Flower Mart visiwritten materials guided the decitors to visit the Bishop’s Garden sions of the All Hallows Guild and take in the beauty and serenity Garden Committee. Members folthat it offers. Printed materials are lowed the intent and direction of available in the garden post box or Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., at the All Hallows Guild booth.

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Once again, Mart replete with food


e sure and plan on having lunch at Flower Mart. This year there will be two food court locations — one on either side of the Cathedral. There will be many tasty offerings at both, as well as plenty of seating. This year’s theme of “America the Beautiful” allows for a wide range of foods. America is a culinary melting pot, so expect choices ranging from hamburgers, chili dogs, BBQ and funnel cake to pizza, Asian chicken-on-a-stick and empanadas. Don’t forget Moore’s Candies and its amazing chocolate-covered strawberries. And no Flower Mart is complete without lobster rolls. So bring your appetites to another food-filled Flower Mart.

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Wednesday, april 24, 2013


Welcome to Flower Mart 2013 — Our 74th Year Washington’s Premier Springtime Festival ■ Honoring “America the Beautiful” ■ Most events are free; others require a small fee. Sponsored by All Hallows Guild for the benefit of the gardens and grounds of Washington National Cathedral show, Bethlehem Chapel

Friday, May 3 10 a.m. ■ Opening Ceremony, West Front St. Albans School CBA Chorus “Spirit of America,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel 11 a.m. ■ “Spirit of America,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel Noon ■ Holy Eucharist, Great Choir

Noon ■ Holy Eucharist, Great Choir

5:30 p.m. ■ Evening Prayer, War Memorial Chapel

12:30 p.m. ■ Tower Climb, Tickets #120 Carillon Recital, Bells

6 p.m. ■ Flower Mart Closes

1 p.m. ■ Howard University Gospel Choir, Pinnacle Stage (West Front) “Spirit of America,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel Tower Climb, Tickets #120

Saturday, May 4 10 a.m. ■ “Spirit of America,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel St. Albans School Percussion, Pilgrim Stage (South Steps) Tower Climb, Tickets #120

1:30 p.m. ■ Tower Climb, Tickets #120

2 p.m. ■ “Spirit of America,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel

10:30 a.m. ■ Tower Climb, Tickets #120

2 p.m. ■ The Washington Revels, Pinnacle Stage (West Front) “Spirit of America,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel Tower Climb, Tickets #120

2:15 p.m. ■ St. Albans School Percussion, West Front

10:45 a.m. ■ St. Albans School Jazz Ensemble, Pilgrim Stage (South Steps)

2:30 p.m. ■ Tower Climb, Tickets #120 Intercessions, Holy Spirit Chapel

2:30 p.m. ■ National Cathedral School Dance Team Intercessions, Holy Spirit Chapel

11 a.m. ■ “Spirit of America,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel Tower Climb, Tickets #120

3 p.m. ■ “Spirit of America,” puppet

11:30 a.m. ■ Tower Climb, Tickets #120

3 p.m. ■ Let It Flow Band, jazz standards, R&B and go-go, Pinnacle Stage (West Front) “Spirit of America,” Puppet Show, Bethlehem Chapel

1 p.m. ■ “Spirit of America,” puppet show, Bethlehem Chapel

Tower Climb, Tickets #120 3:30 p.m. ■ Tower Climb, Tickets #120 4 p.m. ■ Evening Prayer, War Memorial Chapel 5 p.m. ■ Flower Mart Closes

All Day ■ Friday and Saturday Music — Chuck Bower and the St. Albans School Barbershop Quartet, strolling Friday Music — Terry Bender, organ grinder, across from Herb Cottage Exhibit — “Flowers Around the World,” floral display, Cathedral Nave Exhibit — “Flower Mart and the First Ladies,” Cathedral Nave Exhibit — “Gothic Resilience,” photographs by Colin Winterbottom, Cathedral, Pilgrim Observation Gallery Exhibit — Montgomery County Plein Air Artists, Cathedral

St. Albans Café offers respite, Southern fare

Avoid the traffic

By Melinda Sidak

Members of the Montgomery County Plein Air Artists will exhibit their work in the Cathedral and will have some 60 “open air” paintings (including the 8-inch-by-10inch oil painting “Spring in the Bishop’s Garden” shown here) available for sale at their booth on the North Lawn. You can also enjoy watching them at work painting around the grounds.

Take Metrorail to the Tenleytown-American University station and catch any 30 series Metrobus. You also can take the 90 series Metrobuses from the Woodley Park-Zoo station. Some parking is available in the Cathedral’s underground garage.

Art at Flower Mart


f you’re inclined to skip the food trucks during this year’s Flower Mart, there’s a relaxing option for elegant dining at the St. Albans Café. Just as they have done for decades now, the St. Albans School parents will be serving patrons an elegant prix-fixe “theme” luncheon in the lovely surroundings of Sayre House, formerly the Cathedral dean’s residence (located on the South Road near the Pilgrim Stairs). The food is entirely planned, prepared and served — with intense care and devotion — by mothers and fathers of St. Albans students. The origins of the St. Albans Café (previously known as the St. Albans Tea House) arose from an early tradition of local garden clubs serving a luncheon in the Bishop’s Garden that had begun by the 1950s. At some point, the St. Albans Mothers’ Club, as it was then called, took over the luncheon and moved it inside the old Deanery. The St. Albans Café generally tailors the menu of starters, main

Volunteers staff the St. Albans Café, which served Caribbean cusine in 2012 but will shift to a Nouvelle Southern Luncheon this year. courses and desserts to suit the theme of each year’s Flower Mart. When the Austrian Embassy sponsored the Mart in 2011, the cafe became a Viennese Kaffeehaus offering ghoulash, spaetzle, liptauer, apfelstrudel and sachertorte. Last year, in honor of the Jamaican Embassy’s sponsorship, the St. Albans Caribbean Café served up a menu that featured jerk chicken, West Indian squash soup, coconut grizzadas, banana-pineapple cake and mango mousse. This year’s Flower Mart celebrates “America in the Beautiful” in all its diverse, regional glory. The St. Albans Café plans to offer a Nouvelle Southern Luncheon, an updated version of a traditional Southern ladies lunch. The menu includes cranberry-chicken salad, salmon mousse, strawberry salad,

caramelized Vidalia onion quiche, citrus chiffon cake, pecan tarts, and chocolate espresso pot au crème. Aside from its cuisine, the St. Albans Café is also known for the often-spectacular floral arrangements that decorate Sayre House. Last year the dining rooms were dense with orchids, amaryllis and bird of paradise. This year’s central arrangement is a secret, but it promises to be the most amazing and unexpected yet. Flower Mart patrons are invited to visit Sayre House, where they will enjoy fine cuisine in elegant surroundings at the St. Albans Café. The luncheon will include a sampling of every dish on the menu plus beverages for $15; for the first time, credit cards will be accepted.

American song and dance on the Cathedral Close

On both days of this year’s Flower Mart, performers young and old — from schoolchildren to seasoned professionals — will grace two stages to lead all of us on a journey across America and throughout U.S. history. We’ll show off America’s prolific dance history — from contra dance to the Charleston, and from the Lindy Hop to modern dance. The Washington Revels will return to Flower Mart with an American maypole dance to celebrate the rite of spring and lead us colorfully into summer. We’ll travel through time and place to hear a variety of traditional American musical forms. Barbershop quartets will perform and roam the Close during the two days. Several area jazz groups will perform standards. We’ll hear traditional bluegrass and old-time Vaudevillian tunes. We’ll also share reverent and powerful gospel music from the stages. Performances will take place both days on the Pinnacle Stage, at the West Front of the Cathedral, on the Pilgrim Stage, on the south side of the Cathedral.


Flower Mart Booths and Activities



All Hallows Information Booth – Information on Gardens, grounds and All Hallows Guild, sponsor of Flower Mart 118 ATM – two locations – by Church House and USA tent 116 USA Tent 134A Walker Court Seating 134 Pinnacle Stage 113 Flowers Around the World – International Floral Display 82 EMT – Emergency Medical Services 83 Volunteer Check-In and Parcel Pickup 84 Pilgrim Stage 36,88 Seating and Tables &125 110 Ticket Sales – Puppet Show, Carousel, Children’s Rides/Games 114 Author’s Nook – Meet Authors – Eric Perl, Fred Hiatt, Katherine Marsh & Mary Quattlebaum 135 First Ladies Exhibit – First Ladies at Flower Mart

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Shops & Specialty Booths


Children’s Booths, Activities & Tours


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Children's Activities Puppet Show

Spirit of America

Adult – 2 tickets/$2, Child (12 yrs & under) 1 ticket/$1. Historic Carousel Ride, Children's Games & Rides Cake Walk, Duck Pond, Turbo Tubs of Fun, Dixie Twister Swings, Extreme Air Inline Jumper, 5-sided Climbing Wall, Whirley Bird Ride, Pirate’s Revenge, Triple Threat Moonbounce, Backyard Slide

Rides & Games are ticketed. Tickets $1 each/varying number of tickets required. Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable


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Saturday, 10 am - 2:30 pm [except noon] Every Half Hour Climb over 300 steps, 300 ft. above the Ground Min. height 48 inches (4 ft)

$10 per person

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Cathedral & South of Greenhouse

First Aid

St. Albans Nouvelle Southern Luncheon Sayre House - # 112

Tomato Basil Soup • Chicken Salad with Cranberries and Toasted Cashews Salmon Mousse with Dill Sauce • Caramelized Onion Quiche Strawberry Spinach Salad • Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake • Pecan Tarts • Chocolate-Expresso Pots de Crème

$15 per person

Arts of Asia – Fair-trade crafts from Burma, Bali and Thailand - including silk, silver and wood As If Bags – Hand-made totes and accessories, vintage-style linens, sock monkeys Aurora Bath and Jewels – Aromatherapy soaps, candles, bath products hair accessories and jewelry C Marie Company – One-of-a-kind kiln-formed glass plates, platters, tiles, garden stakes and more Cathey’s Vintage Linens – Vintage tablecloths, hand towels, napkins and handkerchiefs Cross My Heart Designs – Handmade and painted ceramic crosses, letters, frames, necklaces, and more Dolce Collection – French toile ware, woven market bags, boxwood topiary, garden accents and more Essence De Provence – Lavender wreath, pillows, sachets, lotions, oils, and sprays create a relaxing atmosphere Herb Cottage, The Gift Shop – Home décor and personal accessories featuring American made and fair trade products Herb Lady, The – Botanical potpourris, oils, sachets. Jacalyn Creations – Plein air paintings of the Cathedral and handmade sweaters with vintage buttons Kis Kis Imports – French and Italian table linens, lavender products and French soaps Kris Krafts Stained Glass – Mosaic birdbaths, tables, wind chimes, hummingbird feeders and more Loudon Valley Herbs – Rose, lavender and herbal products - garden and culinary herbal products Mexican Art and Craft – Pewter and clay home accessories, textiles and jewelry Montgomery County Plein Air Artists – Original artworks painted “en plein air” Noha’s Closet – Linen, silver, tabletop items, serve ware, ceramics, beach bags and pails ONICE – Outdoor rugs from recycled plastic, buckets, totes, vases and more Ready Set Fete – Serve ware, barware and kitchen gadgets - fun entertaining supplies and more Sarah Minor Design – Hand-painted canvas floor cloths and easy-care placemats for your tabletop Sunisa’s Clay Flowers – Handmade clay flower sculptures All Things Olive – Hand-crafted olive oils; balsamic and wine vinegars; tapenades and salts Baked and Wired – Cupcakes, granola, brownies and other delicious baked goods Dress it up Dressing – Glamorous vinaigrettes ensure that every salad is dressed to perfection Moore’s Candy – Gourmet chocolates and chocolate covered strawberries Sweet Teensy Boutique Bakery – Gourmet cupcakes, cookies, blondies, brownies & breads from premium ingredients


STA School Café

Foxgloves – Garden gloves and hats Garden Spires – Handmade flower bed decorations Instant Garden – Artificial floral arrangements, garden hats, umbrellas




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NCS Used Books – Thousands of Used Books

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Barrette Lady, The – Hair accessories for women and children Blu Gnu Products – Baskets, raphia animals, kid’s clothing, scarves, toys and purses Lil’ Fishy – Baby onesies, dresses, t-shirts, aprons and bibs My Three Cuties – Baby blankets, hooded towels, ribbon blankets and tooth fairy pillows The Bees Knees – Handmade hair accessories, including bow, headbands and clips Yikes Twins – Children’s hooded towels, bibs and washcloths Yo Wear Clothing – Reversible dresses, skirts, aprons in 100% cotton fabrics


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A Pocket Full of Posies – Hand-decorated vintage handbags and accessories Art & Craft, Cuarto Suyos – Natural cotton sweaters and dresses for women and girls Andrea’s Beau – Gorgeous hair ornaments for every occasion Be You Fashion – Hand-woven bags and hats from Madagascar and unique jewelry Bird Dog Bay – Sophisticated yet whimsical men’s neckwear and accessories Bohemian Crafts – Girls and ladies accessories, headbands, purses, tote bags and tunics Bungalow/Scout – Tote bags, storage, coolers, accessories Charleston Shoe Company – Comfortable and stylish “cobblestone to cocktail” shoes Ellen Allen Annapolis – Handbags, scarves, ties and other accessories IBHANA Creations, LLC – Women’s apparel, accessories and jewelry Lilac Ginger – Hand-woven silk textiles, cotton resort wear and semi-precious stone jewelry Liza Byrd – A unique collection of clothing and accessories for ladies, teens, and girls Maria Pucci Couture – Custom ladies, jackets, pants and tunics

Mystic Threads – Unique women’s jackets, scarves, tops and wraps Peruvian Trend – Fine and unique clothing and accessories handmade by women artisans Regina Dray Fashions – Shawls, pashminas, t-shirts and handmade jewelry ShopMamie.com – Women’s apparel, accessories and jewelry Smathers & Branson – 100% hand stitched needlepoint belts and accessories Spunkwear – Sporty spandex for on or off the field, plus brand new signature dresses Three Islands – Balinese batik clothing for the entire family, accessories and jewelry Zermatt Outerwear – Turkish-made apparel of silk and cashmere - scarves, wraps and more


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Aurea Golden Grass – Jewelry, personal accessories, and home accents made from golden grass Andrea D’Ambrosia – Jewelry and accessories Booda Boutique – Fair-trade hand-made jewelry, bags and accessories Calamarie – Eco-chic accessories and wearable art for every occasion Candy Beads – Hand-crafted sterling silver and 18K gold and gemstone jewelry Cara’s Creations – Handmade necklaces, lariats, earrings, and stretch bracelets with a contemporary flair Courtney Design – Hand-crafted jewelry in silver and 14K gold Evelyn Brooks Designs – Exclusive contemporary jewelry designs for women and men Harpstone – Contemporary handmade wire jewelry Ice Jewelry – Costume jewelry, designer look-alikes, pashminas InBloom Jewelry – Handmade botanical sterling and vermeil jewelry J. Ryan Jewelry – Jewelry and accessories Judy Bliss – Unique contemporary jewelry designs with semi-precious stones and pearls Julie Collection – Beautiful semi-precious stone rings, bangles, bracelets, pendants, earrings LaContessa by Mary DeMarco – Jewelry and pewter home accents Leapin’ Lizards, LLC – Pendants, cufflinks, bracelets, earrings and more Nature’s Creations – Natural botanical jewelry and art Queen Bee Designs – Stunning handmade jewelry and accessories from Washington’s premier designer Stella & Dot by Kristin Biggs – Boutique quality jewelry and accessories Tuyet Designs, LLC – Handcrafted jewelry, semi-precious stones, pearls Zara Hand Crafted Jewelry – Jewelry handcrafted of gemstones silver, copper and bronze

PLANTS, FLOWERS AND BULBS 77 40 17 64 23 2 8 67 60

Arlington Rose Foundation – Potted and cut roses, rose bushes & expert rose care advice Blue Tomato Farms – Heirloom vegetable, herb and flowering plants; pre-made garden towers Carnivorous Plant Nursery – Carnivorous plants - including Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, sundews and more Celestial Gardens Inc – Bonsai trees, exotic plants and accessories Melwood Horticultural Training Center – Baskets and plants Orchid Station, The – Beautiful blooming orchid plants Premier Plants – Lush array of perennial plants and herbs White’s Nursery – Gorgeous blooming azalea and rhododendron plants Willow Pond Herbs – Certified organic herb and perennial plants

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Carousel – Historic carousel rides Terry Bender, organ grinder – Traditional organ grinder and monkey Tower Climb – Saturday 10-2:30 (except noon) Puppet Show – SPIRIT OF AMERICA – Lower Level, 2 Tickets/$2, Child (12 yrs & under) 1 ticket/$1 Children’s Games – Cakewalk, Duck Pond Children’s Rides – Turbo Tubs of Fun, Dixie Twister Swings, Extreme Air Inline Jumper, 5-sided Climbing Wall, Whirley Bird Ride, Pirate’s Revenge, Triple Threat Moonbounce, Backyard Slide Smith Landing Photos – Boardwalk Style Photo booth

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A & B Ice Cream – Soft serve ice cream cones and dish sundaes, waffle cone or bowl Armand’s Pizza – Cheese, pepperoni and spinach and garlic pizza; sodas and water Asian Grille – Chicken Teriyaki, Pad Thai, Fried Rice, spring rolls, Lo mein, sodas, water and lemonade Ben’s Chili Bowl – Ben’s half-smokes with chili sauce, chili con carne, bread pudding, sodas & water Cob’s Kettle Corn – Kettle corn Crown Bakery – Caribbean-style food and baked goods Episcopal Church Women – Cookies, pies, breads, coffee, juice, water, fruit Festival Foods – Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, French fries, jumbo beef hotdogs, chicken tenders, empanadas, funnel cakes, batter-dipped Oreos, lemonade and water Food Fest Fusion – Beef and chicken teriyaki, papaya salad, stir-fried vegetables, Singapore noodles, corn dog, sticky rice/mango dessert, Thai iced tea, lemonade, water Kenwood Garden Club – Popcorn Nut-n-Better – Cinnamon-roasted almonds and pecans Robek’s – Smoothies, water and snacks Rocklands Barbecue and Grilling Co – BBQ chopped pork and chicken sandwiches, all-beef hotdogs, homemade cole slaw, chips, lemonade, sodas & water St. Albans School Café – Nouvelle Southern luncheon: Tomato Basil Soup, Chicken Salad with Cranberries and Toasted Cashews, Salmon Mousse with Dill Sauce, Caramelized Onion Quiche, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake, Pecan Tarts, Chocolate-Espresso Pots de Creme Sweetbites – Freshly baked gourmet cupcakes and treats; Coffee and tea Swiss Bakery – Lobster rolls, sausages, cookies, water, drinks, Bavarian pretzels, Austrian apple strudel, Swiss specialties Sunshine Catering – Italian beef sausage with peppers and onion; Pit beef, turkey, ham; Freedom Fries, soft pretzel, sodas and water


Wednesday, april 24, 2013

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The First Ladies of Flower Mart — celebrating a rich legacy over the years


s part of Flower Mart 2013’s celebration of “America the Beautiful,” a special exhibit will highlight the eight First Ladies who have participated in opening ceremonies or attended the event during its 74-year history. Throughout the festival, the Churchill Porch will host an illustrated display featuring these celebrated First Ladies.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longestserving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from 1933 to 1945 during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office. Her husband’s successor, Harry S. Truman, later nicknamed her the “First Lady of the World” in tribute to her human rights achievements. There’s a full-figure stone carving of Mrs. Roosevelt in the Cathedral’s Human Rights Porch near the Flower Mart’s First Ladies exhibit. The carvings in this porch celebrate those who struggled to bring equality and social justice to all people. Mrs. Roosevelt was the first First Lady to attend Flower Mart, having visited in 1939 to admire the wares and produce brought by local farm women in booths lining the Pilgrim Steps. That was the first year for the event, which was then called “Flower Market.”

Edith Wilson

Edith White Bolling Galt Wilson, second wife of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, was First Lady of the United States from 1915 to 1921. She has been labeled “the Secret President” and “the first woman to run the government” for the role she played after her husband suffered a severe stroke in October 1919. Mrs. Wilson attended the second Flower Mart, in 1940, and even acted as a cashier at one of the flower booths on the Pilgrim Steps. President Wilson’s tomb is in the Main Nave of the Cathedral and is traditionally decorated as the U.S. floral display in the “Flowers Around the World” exhibit during Flower Mart.

Bess Truman

Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman was

the wife of President Harry S. Truman. Known familiarly as Bess or Bessie Truman, she was First Lady of the United States from 1945 to 1953. Mrs. Truman visited Flower Mart officially more than any other First Lady — seven consecutive years, starting in 1948. Mrs. Truman judged booths and presented prizes. She lived until the age of 97, and remains the longest-lived First Lady of the United States.

Mamie Eisenhower

Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower, the wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, was First Lady of the United States from 1953 to 1961. As First Lady, she entertained a wide range of foreign dignitaries, who reacted well to her confident style and splendid costumes — a flair on display when Mrs. Eisenhower opened Flower Mart in 1953 and again in 1956, with Japan as the event’s “theme” country. Photographs in local newspapers captured an animated Mamie in a stylish blue shantung costume. After her official duties were done at the Mart, she shopped at the many booths. One 1956 newspaper article talked about the First Lady buying French bread (then a Mart favorite) for Ike’s breakfast, plus asparagus and strawberries for lunch.

Pat Nixon

Thelma Catherine “Pat” Ryan Nixon was the wife of President Richard Nixon and First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974. Richard Nixon served as Vice President in the Eisenhower administration, and Pat undertook many missions of goodwill with her husband and gained favorable media coverage. She went on to become the most traveled First Lady, a record that she

At left, First Lady Barbara Bush opens Flower Mart in 1990, when the theme was “These United States.” Above, First Lady Jackie Kennedy attends the 1961 festival in a characteristic Chanel suit. held for 25 years and that earned her the honorary title of “Madam Ambassador.” Her frequent travels may explain why both of Mrs. Nixon’s visits to Flower Mart (in 1954 and 1957) occurred when her husband was Vice President.

Jackie Kennedy

Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was the wife of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, as well as for her elegance and grace. The pink Chanel suit she was wearing at the time of her husband’s assassination remains an iconic yet hauntingly familiar image of the 1960s. The All Hallows Guild archives include a photograph showing Jackie at the 1961 Flower Mart wearing a yellow Chanel suit with her famous pillbox hat placed on the back of her head — a global trend around the world she initiated. Later that day, wearing the same suit, she was photographed at the White House watching television coverage of a space launch.

Lady Bird Johnson

Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor Johnson was First Lady of the United States from 1963 to 1969 during the presidency of her

husband Lyndon B. Johnson. She was a lifelong advocate for beautifying the nation’s cities and highways (“Where flowers bloom, so does hope”), and the Highway Beautification Act was informally known as Lady Bird’s Bill. She was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest U.S. civilian honors. Lady Bird visited Flower Mart on two occasions — once in 1962 as wife of the Vice President, and again in 1964 as wife of the President.

Barbara Bush

Barbara Pierce Bush, the wife of President George H.W. Bush, served as First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She is the mother of President George W. Bush. During her husband’s terms as Vice President and President, Barbara Bush worked to advance the cause of universal literacy. As First Lady, she founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, and she has continued to advance this cause since leaving the White House. First Lady Barbara Bush opened Flower Mart in 1990, when the theme was “These United States.” That same year, the final pinnacle was placed atop the Cathedral. Mrs. Bush has sent a congratulatory letter to this year’s Flower Mart and has agreed to act as an honorary chair.

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A true dynamic duo leads Flower Mart 2013


hen Malini Jadeja agreed to be this year’s Flower Mart chair, fellow All Hallows Guild board member Lydia Chopivsky Benson stepped up and offered to be her co-chair. Together they have led, inspired and guided the Flower Mart Committee to what promises to be one of the most successful Flower Marts in its long history. Lydia Benson, a full-time Realtor with Long & Foster, holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Stanford University and serves on several philanthropic boards in the Washington area. She is active with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and is closely involved with the schools on the Cathedral Close. Lydia has served as president of the National Cathedral School Parents Association and of the Washington Group, an associa-

tion of Ukrainian-American business professionals. She has been a member of the All Hallows Guild board since 2008, and capably led Flower Mart 2010 as chair when Ukraine was the honored country. Malini Jadeja has lived in India, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and China. Now an American citizen, she was born in New Delhi to an Army officer, Lt. Col. RDR Kohli and Kanta Kohli. Malini has undergraduate degrees from Lady Shri Ram College and Delhi University and a graduate degree from Stern School. Her work history includes time as vice president for product development and strategy for American Express Co., a management consultant for AARP, and a leadership and executive coach in private practice. Malini’s other interests include theater and performing arts, travel and cooking. No

Malini Jadeja and Lydia Benson stranger to Flower Mart, she cochaired the St. Albans Café for four years. She has been an All Hallows Guild board member since 2011. We are so fortunate to have these talented women as our Flower Mart co-chairs. They’ve given up untold hours to bring Flower Mart to the Washington metropolitan area so that the Cathedral gardens and grounds they love so much will thrive.

Cathedral stalwart Marie Cooper set to retire By Peggy Pickard

In her years of service to the Flower Mart, Marie can recall events happy, sad, hilarious and slightly ome 28 years ago, as a member of the unbelievable — like the year Italy was the honored Washington National Cathedral’s Facilities country, and the imported 1,800-pound olive press Management Department, Marie Cooper fell into stood in grandeur but didn’t work because it had not the embrace of Flower Mart almost by accident. Now, been rewired for U.S. electrical connections. Cooper — one of the best assets All (Everything else that year was perfect, Hallows Guild has ever had during the with glorious entertainment and beautiannual effort to put on the Flower Mart ful foods.) Other memories stand out festival — is set to retire in June from for Marie: the horse and carriage from her post as Cathedral projects manager. Spain, the exuberant dancers from The year was 1986. Spring was just Ukraine, the chocolates from ahead. Members of All Hallows Guild Switzerland, the fresh vegetable carpet were making big plans, pulling in volcreated by Belgian artists, and so many unteers from the entire metropolitan more. area to work in the legendary garden “It’s amazing to see the dedication spaces of Washington National and love put into this event and to Cathedral during Flower Mart. Marie, a Marie Cooper watch all the pieces come together like four-year member of the strategic a jigsaw puzzle,” she said. “All the Facilities Management department, discovered that committee chairs work together to present this glorimanagement changes had disrupted the usual assisous presentation. I’ve met wonderful people through tance and coordination for the annual festival — and the years, and the whole experience has given me an promptly offered her services. enormous amount of pleasure and so many great Ever since, Marie Cooper has been the right arm, memories. I can’t wait to see what this year brings the friend and comrade, the go-to person, the planner, with the United States the country honored!” the facilitator, the person who did everything possible After she retires, North Carolina will be her new to help make Flower Mart the perfect family festival. home. With family and friends there, milder winters In all these years, Marie has missed only one Flower and a slower pace of living, Marie Cooper will be Mart. It was 1993, the year her mother passed away enjoying a new life — and undoubtedly fast becoming just two days before the event. an outstanding asset to her new community.


A photo keepsake Save your Flower Mart memories by stopping at the Flower Mart Photo Booth! You and friends can capture pictures of your special day at the Cathedral by stepping inside a Boardwalk-style photo booth that will print those classic strips to keep as a memento of the wonderful time you had at Flower Mart. You won’t even have to circle back or even wait for your pictures: By the time you exit the booth, your pictures will be available for you to share as you move on to the next vendor, display or entertainer!

Wednesday, april 24, 2013


Participating Embassies Flower Mart 2013

Embassy of Australia Flower Mart’s Honored Country 2002 His Excellency Kim Beazley, Ambassador of Australia and Ms. Susie Annus Designer: Nova dela Cruz Embassy of Austria Flower Mart’s Honored Country 1961, 2011 His Excellency Hans Peter Manz, Ambassador of Austria Designer: Austrian Press and Information Service Embassy of Columbia His Excellency Carlos Urrutia, Ambassador of Columbia and Mrs. Leonor Restrepo de Urrutia Embassy of Ecuador Her Excellency Nathalie Cely, Ambassador of Ecuador and Mr. Alvaro Iván Hernández Flowers grown and donated by: Expoflores Designer: Potomac Floral Wholesale Inc. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Donald Tong, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Designer: Greenworks Embassy of Jamaica Flower Mart’s Honored Country 2012 His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, Ambassador of Jamaica and Mrs. Lisa Vasciannie Designer: Mike Scott Embassy of Japan Flower Mart’s Honored Country 1956, 1975, 1995 His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan and Mrs. Sasae Designer: Kyoko Mori Embassy of the Republic of Korea His Excellency Choi Young-jin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea and Ms. Lee Heewon Embassy of the Royal Netherlands Flower Mart’s Honored Country 1958, 1980, 1985 His Excellency Rudolf Bekink, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Ms. Gabrielle de Kuyper Designer: Marita Alabaster Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka His Excellency Jaliya Chitran Wickramasuriya, Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Mrs. Wickramasuriya Designer: Carmelyne Ashbourne Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Flower Mart’s Honored Country 1955, 1973, 1984, 2000, 2009 His Excellency Sir Peter Westmacott, KCMG, LVOP, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Lady Westmacott Designer: Martha Blakeslee with assistance from John Sonnier, APLD, Horticulturalist Embassy of Ukraine Flower Mart’s Honored Country 2010 His Excellency Olexander Motsyk, Ambassador of Ukraine and Mrs. Natalia Terletska Designer: Iryna Lipieiko The United States of America Flower Mart Honored Country 1965, 1970, 1976,1990, 2013 Designer: Linda Roeckelein, Flower Guild, Washington National Cathedral

We would also like to thank: Our Co-Chairs: Beverly Jones and Mary Jo Parrino for their fearless leadership and tenacity in pulling the exhibit together to continue a wonderful Flower Mart tradition. And: Linda Roeckelein, Director of the Cathedral Flower Guild, for her artistry and generosity in creating the USA exhibit John Appleby, Appleby Computer Services Ann Cooper, Table Manners Eric, Kinetic Artistry and St. Albans School Altar Guild This is the eighth year the exhibit has been held in the Cathedral’s 102-foot tall Nave. Each embassy’s floral arrangement represents something special about the country’s culture through flowers, colors, and design. Each one is a work of art. We sincerely thank our country participants, their ambassadors and staff, and the creative designers who have made “Flowers Around the World” so very beautiful!

74th Annual

FL WER MART 2013 Celebrating “America The Beautful”

Washington National Cathedral

All Hallows Guild would like to thank the generous, community-minded companies, individuals and businesses for their support of Flower Mart 2013 And Also: Spring Valley Pediatrics American Meadows John Appleby Computer Services

Flower Mart 2013 Acknowledgments

…and of course, these important businesses and individuals that contribute valuable time, expertise, goods and funds to Flower Mart. Boucie Addison Vladimir Angelov Julie Diaz Asper Beauvoir School Beauvoir Children’s Rides Volunteers Louise Beall Patti Beatty Lydia Chopivsky Benson Foree Biddle Chuck Bowers Sarah Brau Paula Carreiro Cathedral Staff & Volunteers Lorna Meigan Chan Margaret Chanin Edie Ching Marie Cooper Valerie Ciccone Anne Clippinger Ann Price Cooper, Table Manners Beth Cowie Tanya Coyne Margery Cunningham Current Newspapers, Inc. Linda Daisley Janet Scott Davis Laura DeOna Kyra Detmer Betty Dietel Anne Donohoe Debra Dunn Laura Felder Flower Mart Chairs and Volunteers Susan Foster Mary Fredlake Laura Friberg Friends of White Elephant Sale Martha Gaffney Luis Garay Garden Club of America Susan Gerber The Gift Shop in the Herb Cottage Betty Gordon Alexandra Graubert Christina Grigorian Linda Heartfield Glenn Hennessey Sheila Hennessey Hill House Farm & Nursery Mark Huffman

Kristin Shorb Ben Hutto Malini Jadeja Melinda Sidak Beverly Jones Dee Skillern Ellen Kassoff Smithsonian Institutions Carol Kelleher Gary Socha Angie Kelso Ruth Sorenson Tom Kiernan Roxann Steinberg Young-Ai Kim Carol Steuart & the Steuart Investment Company Kinetic Artistry Peggy Steuart Cindy Klebanoff Kim Summerville Holly Larisch Talk of the Town Carol Leahy Table Manners Fran Lewis Crystal Thrower Cheryl Loewe Tower Climb Volunteers Vickie Longosz Tanya Tschaikowsky Joe Luebke & the Entire Facilities Staff Diane Ty Tricia Malloy Carrie Tydings Tammie Manning Carmen Vegarra Sarah Mathias Wagner Roofing Co. Mary Stuart McCamy Missy Walker Andi McCormick Jack Duane Warren, Jr. Mimi McNamara Washington Cathedral Altar Guild Suzanne Miller Lucinda Watt Shirley Moore Anne Millar Wiebe Jainel Morris NCS Book Sale Volunteers Julie White National Cathedral School Katherine Wilkins National Cathedral School – Upper School Student Volunteers Scott Wood National Park Conservancy Merriam Woodhouse National Park Service-National Capitol Region Tom Wright Abbie Nolan Yellowstone Park Foundation Margie Ortiz Suzy Yoon Debbie Page Jeff and Mary Zients Susan Parkinson And these participating Embassies : Mary Jo Parrino Embassy of Australia Lucie Patton Embassy of Austria Aneisha Persaud Embassy of Colombia Premier Plant Volunteers Embassy of Ecuador Mary Preston Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Economic Puppet Show Volunteers and Trade Affairs Mary Beth Ray Embassy of Jamaica Linda Roecklein Embassy of Japan Steve Rothenberg Embassy of the Republic of Korea Gabrielle Sabharwal Embassy of the Royal Netherlands St. Albans School Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka St. Albans Nouvelle Southern Luncheon Volunteers Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain St. Andrew’s School & Volunteers and Northern Ireland Mary Lou Semans Embassy of Ukraine Sara Schaberg The United States of America Pooh Shapiro