The Central Ohio Home and Garden Show
is over now so I wanted to share some pictures.
I was a little disappointed this year. Maybe I had my
hopes to high or that I was expecting more with
the theme being Art in Bloom.
I was going expecting to see large sections where
portraits were made of flowers etc. but there was
only one living wall and it was of grasses showing
the image of fish.
Maybe after the wonderful show that was put
on last year I expected even more this year but
it was a smaller show with fewer flowers.
I guess Ohio's poor economy has hit everyone
this year and that they had a Garden Show at all
was a stretch since a lot of Garden Shows throughout
the states have stopped doing them. It takes a lot
of money and work to put on a display.
Cedarbrook Landscaping and Garden Center took
the 'People's Choice" award for its wonderful
display all about bee's. They always go all out
every year with their display and this year was no
different. This honey wagon had a water feature
coming out the back but with the press of people
I could not get a picture of the water falls.
There was some whimsy at the show with
this little bee.
Succulents were planted in all kinds of boots
at this display. There were eyes on the toes of these
little green boots and someone had put a part of
sunglasses on one boot.
There was artistry displayed in the form handmade
statues like these horses and......
Woodland Spirit Ladies.....
also a plaque full of butterflies.
Many water fountains and waterfalls were
added into displays again this year.
Beware of the little water dragon.
This was a beautiful fountain. Where the widow
is in the stone was a bubbler but the water bubbles
do not show up well in the picture.
There were water jug fountains and this was
a very tall one.
There were lovely fountains....
and art related fountains with crayons, a pencil
and one very large brush.
There was a paint pallet of flower colors.
Large toad stools that light up.
There were lots and lots of tulips and azaleas.
The begonias were pretty again this year.
Lovely hydrangea's were plentiful.
Rhododendrons were in bloom.
I loved this white one and should have gotten
the name of it to add to my Roddy's.
There were hyacinths of all colors.
This stained glass screen would be considered art
The old Mail Pouch barns are now considered a
form of art. This one had a water wheel.
Do not ask what these things are because I was
stumped ???? Do they look like garlic or onions
with legs ? LOL!
This year there was more emphasis put on the Home
and the Landscape part of the Home and Garden Show.
That was about it my friends a smaller showing but
it did fill the spring seeking, flower looking, escape
from winter blahs. Shook off the cabin fever.
Hopefully the economy will pick back up and there
well be more emphasis on flowers next year.
Happy Sunshine and Gardening Everyone !