These are the last of the pictures that I managed to take at
the Central Ohio Home and Garden Show. They were taken
through the press of the crowd so they are grainy and at very
There were many water features but I only managed to catch
a few pictures of them.
Herbie the Love Bug was one of the garden movie themes
and a replica of it was made into a water fountain.
Stone walls, pillars, a fire pit, paved patio and a walkway were
all beautiful. Azaleas, rhododendrons and blooming cherry trees
made up the plant materials.
It was created by Five Seasons Landscape Management, Inc.
Talk about a leaking radiator!
This was a very nice water falls and stream which must have
taken a lot of work to accomplish indoors. The lighting in one section
made a green cast over the water that I was not really fond of but
other than that it was beautiful. I would take one green light and all ;-)
I cannot remember for certain but I believe it was from the Notting
This water feature was from the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
display created by Seely's Landscape Nursery. A Moon gate was
set in plastered garden walls at the entry. There were bamboo, willow
and pine trees framing the display. A winding cobblestone path edged
with boulders. A waterfalls emptied into a koi pond and a Zen garden
provided a place for meditation.
The mural waterfall feature was from the theme Raiders of the Lost
Ark. Water flowed down the large hieroglyphic stone. Its jungle
effect was created by plantings of bearberry and palms.
There were bistro tables and a map set in pavers.
This water feature was from the Jurassic Park display and was
the only picture I was able to get from it. Plywood cutouts of
various dinosaurs covered with plant materials were in the garden
background which included palm trees, Australian tree ferns and
tropical foliage. The Jurassic Park display was created by the Franklin
Other themes were:
One very large wine rack from the Ratatouille Theme was made
from a 1930's delivery truck.
One big rat was there but it was very friendly. Weeping willows,
birch trees, rhododendrons, roses and lilacs added color and texture
and fragrance to the display.
The outdoor French cafe had a pizza oven. A large white arbor covered
the patio and large vases of splashing water were included. The display
was created by Cedarbrooke Landscaping and Garden Center.
There were four themes, Tombstone, Terminator, Under the Tuscan Sun
and Hollywood at Home that I have no pictures for. The Terminator did
not work for me as a garden theme at all. Tombstone was a Old West
scene with desert plantings of succulents which I do not care for.If I lived in
where I needed them for gardening then no doubt I would love them.
Under the Tuscan Sun was a beautiful outdoor living area but there again
as I stated before I am a recycle or junk gardener and I have
no need for a large outdoor patio with kitchen. Hollywood at home was
a nice outdoor kitchen display also with a T.V. included. Many of the outdoor
kitchens had fireplaces which I do love but I noticed that pizza ovens
were in them all so I gather this is a fad that is going or is trying to get going.
They were all wonderful displays and all took so much hard work to pull
them off. The work and care showed in each.
There were many stone raised beds throughout the garden show
with numerous plantings of tulips, primroses, astilbe and hyacinths.
Greenery of ferns and hosta was everywhere.
The fragrance of hyacinths floated amongst several of the displays
and it was so lovely.
Spring was definitely in the air at the 2009 Central Ohio Garden
Show which runs until Sunday March 8th.
I hope everyone enjoyed the pictures and got a touch of spring