Sunday, February 21, 2010

Garden Party

Brad and I got a much needed dose of spring this weekend. Not only were temperatures in the 50’s, but the home and garden show was in town as well. The home portion of the show was a bit of a disappointment. I expected lots of room vignettes and decorating ideas, but it was mostly companies selling siding, water filtration systems, sunrooms, and inexplicably, several booths selling dip. On the bright side, the garden portion of the show was amazing. Local garden and landscaping companies created spectacular gardens right inside the convention center. I took a few covert pictures of some of my favorites. The picture quality isn’t the best, but I did what I could!

This cozy seating area was part of “Monet’s Garden” my favorite display. This garden had many little seating nooks and a bridge. I wish I could have taken pictures of every bit of it!
I’ve always loved wrought iron garden furniture, but you usually only see it in dark green or white. This gorgeous grey/green was unexpected, but very fresh and fun.
I heart stone edging! I thought these skinny little beds were so sweet and dainty.
This is the most beautiful mailbox I have ever seen. I would love to build something like this one day.
I'm sorry this photo is so grainy, but I fell in love with this awesome stone patio and I had to show you. I think I am completely smitten with stone pavers and edging. They are classy but not too formal, and really give a garden area that extra something.
This is by far the coolest play house I have every seen! What kid wouldn’t love their very own Hobbit hole? This wasn’t the splashiest display, but I thought it was the most creative.

It was lovely to be surrounded by beautiful spring gardens, if only for a few hours! C'mon March!


1 comment:

Tim and Tracy said...

I am so in the mood to do something outdoors (me! the one with the black thumb!) and these pictures tempt me even more. Were the booths giving away free samples of that dip?