If you haven't seen my previous post, be sure to scroll down for information about this garden show. This is Part 2.
Everything imaginable having to do with gardening is for sale in the various markets at the garden show. We drooled over much of it and did make a few purchases. Tom bought a few hand tools, and I bought some little rusty birds.
They'll find a home in the garden somewhere.
It was as I was sitting admiring these rustic sheds that I spotted DJan. They are made on Whidbey Island, I have seen them before, and I want one! I told Tom to start saving up.
I loved the glass cactus.
I bought some bobbing birds from this vendor last year. This year I wanted the stone and metal rooster below, but it was a bit heavy to carry home on the train. Good thing. I don't need it!
Great use of color draws me in every time.
And of course, so does glass.
The glass flowers we make are not this fancy, but they certainly are less expensive than these.
All kinds of wonderful pottery.
There was a small display of bonsai, and another of Ikebana.
We checked in with Marie at her Chocolate Flower Farm booth. We always visit her in her shop in Langley on Whidbey Island.
There was a new section of vintage garden furnishings this year. I loved it!
And of course there are plants for sale.
We were especially drawn to the colorful conifers. As we think about making our garden lower maintenance, we are looking at color from shrubs. Tom wants one of each!
Flower arrangements near the main entrance are done by professionals. By the time we got to them it was getting dark, and they are not lighted, but here is an idea of what to see.
It's cold and stormy here today, with heavy snow falling in the mountains. I bought a few carnations at the grocery store this morning in these colors for a bit of sunshine for my kitchen table.
And I'll try to remember that if we didn't have winter, we wouldn't appreciate spring and summer nearly so much!