Calif_Sue's blog: San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

Posted on Mar 25, 2012 1:09 AM

My Mom and I visit the annual Flower & Landscape Show every year, we always have a good time, browsing plant and garden related booths and checking out inspiring garden displays.

Just a few highlights from the show:

Hypertufa containers with embedded bottle and glass.
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A succulent wall panel, made up of many of these smaller panels:
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One of my favorite nurseries, Gold Rush. Always great plant displays, bronze and chartreuse shades are some of my favorite color combinations.
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Sweetwater Nursery, great for heirloom veggies, my Mom picking up a pepper and a row of heirloom tomatoes:
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Vertical veggie wall and some cute stepping stones
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And this landscaper does beautiful work with stacked rocks! Took lots of shots as it was so interesting.
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This was a nice seating area, enclosed on 2 sides with large recycled windows. The stone table trickles water from the center out over the entire stone. I like how they set a few pavers in the gravel. They made the orange tops with lengths of outdoor cloth, threaded onto poles. Easy to make wood bench and stone seating made a nice outdoor 'room'.
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A recycled old truck over a pond, one headlamp is the fountain.
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This was an over-the-top sherbet colored display that used several fun elements in the packed veggie and flower garden. A little too busy for me but some ideas would be fun, maybe even for a kids garden.
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Pallet recycling is popular nowadays and they made a shed from several pallets with dry brushed paint and whimsical touches.
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and this was a cute idea, painted gutters with nylon fabric 'rolls' filled with planting mix and various lettuces and annuals.
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Had to eest my eyes after that last display! Here's another pallet use, a succulent table. Here's the DIY link for this exact table.
Succulent Table

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I drove home by way of the Embarcadero St. in SF, hoping to catch a glimpse of the super tanker that was coming in, missed it by 1/2 hr. (The ship is almost a quarter mile long or about equal to the height of a 55-story building. It is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America.) Check out these cool photos, in one photo you can see Alcatraz Island behind the ship and another, the city of SF, which really shows the size of this massive ship.
http://photos.mercurynews.com/2012/03/msc-fabiola-container-ship-arrives-at-the-port-of-oakland/7024/#name%20here

Since I missed it, I took a shot of the GG Bridge as fog was rolling in, by the time I crossed it, it was almost completely shrouded in fog.
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Here's a blog link below with more write up of the garden displays and better shots.

San Francisco Flower garden Show

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