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Mar 23, 2015 10:58 AM CST
|My annual tradition to visit this flower and garden show in San Mateo. Such a nice day yesterday too!
As always I hate the parking fee..it seems to have risen once more, now at $12, thankfully since we arrived after lunch, our gate ticket has been reduced to $15 instead of $22.
Focus has been on vertical gardening, water-wise gardening and landscaping good for our ongoing drought conditions here in California. Even the marketplace, seems less plant vendors, or maybe we were just on the last day. But there were lots of other vendors, for gardening related stuff, decors, tools.
Water- wise gardening and landscaping:
Garden art and stone landscaping:
I like this fountain:
This one is courtesy of US Berkeley, called Uproot, vertical gardening, creating that enclosed nook of plants, entering a narrow pathway and being surrounded by these various plants, arranged staggered like in an auditorium seating: not sure though about the practicality of those wooden structures in the long run:
More stones and succulent gardening set-ups/succulent plant combinations:
Vegetable gardening in a barrel:
Decorating with lovely floral/fruit tablescapes and garden set-ups:
I love the miniature/ fairy gardens too:
Just a close-up of that miniature garden:
I really love these gourd sculptures from the artist Betty Finch:
The tree ent from previous years show is still there, but in a smaller setting:
I always like seeing the Bonsai exhibit:
Really tiny bonsai:
And for the train hobbyist:
Mar 25, 2015 7:46 PM CST
|Thanks so much for the pics, Tarev! I don't dare go to the show anymore, since I had such a bad allergic reaction 2 years ago, that I ended up on sterioids.|
Mar 25, 2015 8:29 PM CST
|Allergy free viewing for you Liz!|
Mar 26, 2015 12:00 PM CST
|liz, did you know beforehand that there would be plants that bothered you? Or which plants they would be? Good way to save money.....
I could be wrong...
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Mar 26, 2015 2:37 PM CST
|I do appreciate it Tarev! Sherry, I'd attended twice before with no issues, so was caught by surprise by my reaction. I suspect the large "grove" of olive trees they always have in the middle of the display garden building were the culprits.|
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