My daughter and I took in the Central Ohio Garden Show
Tuesday and it was filled with the blooms of Spring.
With the theme of “Gardens That Rock” I was expecting to see the chance for some fabulous displays from the Rock n’ Roll years and hoping against all hope that there would be less rock and more glitter.
There were a few items displayed amongst the garden venues that had some touches of the theme represented,
like this guitar water fountain with water pouring from the end.
There was even a fountain made from old brass horns
There were plant markers made from old 45’s for the Rock theme.
The Gnomes were into the theme displaying their ”Kiss” face makeup.
Remember the revue on the book “When Gnomes Attack?” LOL! But they look so innocent.
Upon walking into the Garden Show room and the first item we saw was this florescent octopus made of rocks I turned to my daughter and said,
“ I hope this is not the portent of things to come or we
are in for a troubling show”.
I know this display took some work and a lot of paint and some may find it even fun but I was never into pink Flamingoes or never will be into a pink octopus.
Was this the beginning of things to come of the rock theme?
There were fun touches of guitar plant markers telling
us the names of some plants we were not familiar with
such as this Buxus M “Green Velvet”.
And the Champagne glass fountain was beautiful amongst all of that hard rock.
I saw pictures of Elvis and Kiss members from afar….
and road signs directing the way, but that was the extent of the Rock n’ Roll theme and as I feared there was a whole lot of rock on displayed.
ClearBrook Landscaping & Garden Center always goes all out for the show every year and we are always glad to get to their display and check it out.
They went another direction on the “Gardens That Rock” theme.
They made their display on the Flintstones of Bedrock or Cedar-Rock for the day. Fred had his crane making a waterfalls. And the Flint-mobile was also there but I did not get a picture. The kids were having fun sticking their heads through the Flintstone cut outs and getting their pictures taken in the Flint-mobile
The Flintstones cave was on display with rock columns
or plant stakes. The snake in the window was made from bottle caps which was a fun junk gardening idea.
and a few prehistoric mice roaming about the cave.
and even the prehistoric birds are ever present in Cedar- Rock.
Do not get me wrong and not with standing the lack of Rock n’ Roll glitter there were some beautiful flowers and displays throughout the show which I will share in later postings.
After touring the displays then the real fun begins when I
can make my way into the plant, seeds and garden decor displays to get some goodies to bring home to my own
garden to make it Rock.
Another fairy is always welcome in my garden.
Bulbs of Crocosmia and Glory Lilies will have their chance to grow in the flower bed of yellows, apricot and orange. Or this may be just one clashing mess in that bed which holds “Papaya coneflowers, orange phlox, peach lilies and Apricot achillea. But as you all know I am good at moving plants. LOL!
A few more Caladiums will go into the Shady front bed and some unusual colored Calla lilies for a container.
I will try some Tithonia seed in the Butterfly garden end of the woodland bed.
So you all can see I am trying hard to get some orange into my beds despite my nightmare years of olive green and orange from the 70’s.
To Be Continued And Happy Gardening,