Once the home and garden and flower shows begin, you know spring can't be far behind. These shows serve two purposes:
- They give us ideas for the coming season in areas of garden planning, landscaping, interior design, and home improvement.
- They keep us busy during the days when winter and spring can't make up their minds and before you know it, it's time to plant!
On Wednesday, March 2, Mom, friend Sue and I drove to Columbus to attend the Central Ohio Home and Garden Show. It had been several years since we'd been there. It took us a little longer to make the trip, due to the flooding just south of Our Little Acre. We had to take several detours before finally getting back on our regular route to our capital city.
As is many times the case, this home and garden show was more home than garden, but there were plenty of garden displays and ideas to make the trip worthwhile. The theme was "Gardens That Rock," and the interpretation by each of the displays was fun to see.
Favorites included this patio design by Seely's Landscape Nursery, in the shape of a guitar. It wasn't so blatantly obvious when you were standing on it, although it's clear in the photo what it is.
The Columbus Landscape Association used live material to add a musical touch to their display:
The musical theme was carried through in the use of vinyl records for plant identification.
I could hang out at this beach for awhile. Love the lighting and wall of water, as well as the use of stone. The design is called 'Rock A Hula' and is from Blendon Gardens.
Succulents for lunch, anyone?
Formal, but lovely.
Isn't this miniature garden lovely? It's contained in a wheelbarrow!
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I didn't bring home one single plant from the show, but next up is the Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show, where I made up for it.