Oh I do love a good GARDEN SHOW!
The booths are filled with herbs, perennials and trees;
gorgeous pussy willow "whips". I was told that each bunch of whips, if cut up and rooted properly, will yield about 75 plants.
Perennial border ideas.
This is a lovely combination of Hydrangea and white Canterbury Bells, and Tulips.It is a stunning idea. I'm not so sure I would "waste" my red roses by putting them in a chair seat, I would rather keep growing in the garden.But, the theme of this show was wine and roses.
Fairy houses, tiny sedum and succulents are lovingly displayed to set your imagination spinning, ""Hmmm, where could I put this darling little thatched cottage and the stone bridge and some mini creeping thyme? Along the dry creek, of course."
Angel vine? Sweet. I think it would look perfect planted in Hypertufa troughs and along a perennial flower bed, don't you?
Some people just KNOW how to display beautifully, this is Kathy's fantastic booth full of her own delightful designs which she then has manufactured so that they are reasonably priced for anyone's pockets. We have set up across from Kathy at the Country Living Fairs and it takes her and hubby 2 days to set up their booth.
The interesting willow "hovel" was perfect to hide in.. or just quietly sit with a good garden book.
This booth was spritely and springlike. Everywhere was the scent of Hyacinths!
Is this a great basket or what??!
I had a really choice location with a lot of light and open corners.
I use antique seed boxes to display my small paper gardens
People often want to purchase my seed boxes but they are props... props are very important when setting up a pleasant booth.
We always sell more books than anything else, and that is just the way we want it.
I didn't purchase much, ( I'm saving my money to buy more mohair for critter making) . I only got 4 bunches of Pussy Willow to plant along the creek bank and pond.
4 different kinds here, they are so sweet. I have loved these since I was a child, but never planted them before.
The wonderful rusty birds came in all breeds! They have little screw holes so as to be attached to your fence post or atop a gate. That's what I plan to do. I went back to buy a crow as well, but the artist had already dismantled her booth and left; an ice storm was on the way and many left early.
And last of all, I bought some little vintage style chick peas, covered in cotton batting and old yellow velvet, respectively.
And last but not least, my very lovely kindred, Christie, came to visit us at the show. Christie is a needle-woman, a painter, author, knitter+, collector of wonderful things and an all around beautiful person. She and Hubby Tim came to the Hollow some time back and I have missed them. I only wish our friend Mary, who also lives in this area, had been able to come along to the show.
Do you know Christie? If not, visit her at Grammy's House blog: christiegrammyshouse.blogspot.com
So, we had a good show! But I miss my critters when I am gone and spoil them all with tasty treats, upon arriving home. The great pyrs got turkey breasts and bones and all the barn folk got extra grain.
I am ready do some gardening, How about you?