It's always fun to buzz into a garden show!
This needs to magically appear where my garage is now.
You never know who you might find in such a great space.
Loved this but didn't like that it was open to the cold in winter.
What a great idea! Grow everything in pots and when something has past its prime, pluck out the pot and replace it with another.
One of the few water features at the show that didn't also have fire in it. Or water either.
A little shopping. These big over-the-top silk flowers were fun as can be!
How enjoyable it was for me to have a personal mule to cart my purchases to the parcel check in area!
Naturalistic meets industrial beautifully in this garden.
There were a lot of beautiful edible gardens represented at this show which made this fellow happy!
Loved this piece!
Somebunny else happy to be surrounded by vegetables.
So, what happens with Itoh peonies that are blooming now? can they be planted out later in the year and resume their regular cycle or do they just make their way into the compost heap?
Who wouldn't want to be invited to tea at a table like this?
This siding is popping up a lot these days in gardens. I understand its appeal but grew up seeing this on derelict buildings and always have an urge to sandblast the rust off.
More purty vegetable beds. The walkway between was covered with cedar chips and branches so strolling through this garden was an olfactory delight!
Fairy gardens remind me of the model train and landscape that lived on a table in my uncle's basement when I was a child. Since I killed all the fairies in my garden with diazinon, I no longer feel tempted to make little gardens for them.
Behind the extensive fairy garden sat this area with a fire, Greco/Roman ruin fragments, enamelware that suggests the old west, and a black gas can sitting way too close to the fire. Is this an homage to a book/movie that haven't read/seen?
Reflecting the plants, fire, and sculpture is this pool of black-dyed water. This got a lot of attention and was one of my favorites at the show. Being close to the entrance, it seemed to set a theme of fire and water for the whole show.
Fire and water.
Water and fire.
Fire and water.
And last but not least, fire.
There was so much that I didn't photograph at this show but it was definitely worth the two and a half hour drive! Plan to go next year if you can!