This weekend, Jeff and I hit the annual Flower and Garden Show at the Cow Palace. We have come to really look forward to this event. The creative exhibition gardens seem to feed our desire to get outside and make changes in our own garden. Unfortunately, this year was a bit of a disappointment. Unlike last year (photos here), we found the exhibition gardens to be a bit lacking in creativity. (Hence the flowery pooch to the left!)
Nevertheless, we really did enjoy the show. We each found a favorite garden. Jeff's was an "undersea" theme, with succulents of all shapes and sizes to represent coral and anemones and other ocean floor sculptures.
My favorite was a simple "urban meadow", that made seemingly unruly plants look beautiful and effortless.
One thing that didn't change was our annual chat with the obsidian wind chime artists...Richard and Deborah from Portland. We've seen them each year, and always have a fantastic time talking about their latest creations.