Happy Spring!! It’s finally here. Of course, the first day of spring and it didn’t even make it to 40 degrees, but the flower show made up for that 😀
We took my mother down to see all the flowers. This event is held at the Hudson Valley Community College and they set it up in 4 days. The first part of the show was the floral arrangment area. This is where people submit themed arrangements such as the Hand Picked:
What Would Martha Do?
That seems very Project Runway, doesn’t it?
Next was the garden club area. The daylily society, Audubon, hosta, ect. Plus the orchid growers:
Is this orchid the most amazing blue or what? Makes me want to get one.
Then the big displays. The theme was vision of middle earth or something like that. It’s Hobbiton!
It blows my mind that they can do this in 4 days. Blows my mind.
A She Shed (I love the shed, hate that term):
This area smelled amazing with all the blooming hyacinth:
Then the sand sculptor with the never finished project:
Then it was time for shopping. Funny bit – I felt someone tug at my shoulder and I figured I dropped something – and it turns out to be my dentist LOL! We had talked about the flower show at my last appointment. Guess he came down to spend all that root canal money I gave him…
In the vendor section, we met up with a customer of John’s business who was selling her soap. They are from PA. It’s always nice to put a face to a name!
I bought a couple bars. I might have to do this show next year.
My mom and I each bought one of these garden stakes:
This will look really cute over a pot of flowers.
I also bought some bulbs called Japanese Wonder Flowers. I don’t know how well they will grow or anything, but I couldn’t resist. Normally I like to plan where stuff goes and then buy plants, but like every gardener out there – I will see something I like and then figure out a home for it later! (AKA sucker).
I’ll stop here so I don’t blow up your reader with pictures. It was hard enough paring the photos down. I need to start a garden blog. Now I have lots of ideas and more excitement for the growing season – if that is even possible!