That was the theme of this year's show, the 29th annual flower-and-plantstravaganza. Tom and I were there for opening day on Wednesday.
The show features large display gardens constructed on the convention hall floor, as well as extensive markets featuring plants to paintings to pottery to posies to pots to potting soil, and just about anything else having to do with gardening.
I took a lot of photos, of course. The wow factor is the display gardens, and I'll make them the subject of my first post. The lighting is fairly low in the display hall, so photography is tricky. Flash washes everything out. Low light tends to create fuzzy photos. I did my best to eliminate the fuzziness.
The spring flowers in the entry display are always such a treat, and the scent of hyacinths fills the air.
The first garden inside the door is golden - a study in yellow in all of its forms.
I'm not even going to try to identify the garden creators or name the plants or make much commentary. If you have questions, ask, and I'll get back to you.
Since the theme this year is about edibles in the garden, Dan Robinson, famous for monumental bonsai, featured fruiting specimens..
It's hard to appreciate the size and form of that big old contorted filbert in this photo but it was spectacular.
Dan was most proud of this rooted limb from a 100 year old apple tree.
What a charming little fairy garden in the corner of this display.
Which garden would you most like to dine in?