My favorite part of the show are the juried floral designs. It never used to be so but perhaps I have seen everything there is to see in garden / landscape design (ha ha).
Anyway, see for yourself.
|branches filled with sedums|
|a gorgeous window, right next to ...|
|A few vegetables and herbs in planters: swiss chard, sweet potato vine, basil, violets and cabbage|
|Veggies planted below|
An interesting booth was that of Tourism Ireland. It had four standing stones as focal points and some great ironwork interspersed.
And then finally a few of my favorite juried floral displays.
I realize you have not seen any hellebores or rhododendrons yet so here are a couple of photos just to prove they were there
|an interesting combination|
It was an interesting show however I was disappointed in the lack of nurseries selling plants. Hellebores, mandevillas, orchids, dahlias tubers, lilies and air plants seemed to be the main ones. You would think that with our ability to force almost any plant these days that there would be more variety, wouldn't you? Oh, and not a native plant in sight for me.
In case you would like to see last years photos here is the link.