Friday, March 9, 2012

Final Posting on The Central Ohio Garden Show


I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful week. It has been a windy but mild week here and I was able to get out and get my hands dirty Wednesday with temps at 70 degrees. Got some beds cleaned up and some painting done and I felt terrific after playing outdoors.
Thanks to all of you who responded to my posting about the sad situation that Stuart is having with Blotanical now. I am hoping if we all prod him he will find a way to keep it going. I hope you all commented to him with your ideas. I am sure he will appreciate any input right now and support.

For Fertilizer Friday I am going to post the final pictures of the shrubs that were at the Central Ohio Home and Garden Show.

Wouldn’t you just love a column in your garden?

Azalea_Red Azaleas are always a favorite at the garden show. I love them for their spring blooms and wish I had more room for them. I have one baby Golden Lights azalea that has yet to put on a bloom. Maybe this will be the year!

Azalea_White2 White blooms in a garden always catch my eye more that the bright colors.



This  azalea was just starting to bloom and it was a pretty peach-orange color.

This Pink azalea with the double blooms on it was lovely. The blooms looked like Fairy Rose blooms.

Yellow Forsythia was in several of the displays. The Black Elephant Ear really looked pretty with the the yellow blooms.

My daughter  liked this Cascading Cherry Tree.

  Magnolia Magnolia

Pieris_japonica Pieris japonica

IMG_0042 And of course we have to have Rhododendrons.




And many, many  Hydrangeas.


This hydrangea (which I did not see a name for) had so many colors going on in the blooms it looked psychedelic.
Aging myself again.



And last but not least here is a Wolverine Latrine but I am not sure what that says about Michigan. LOL! It’s a college rivalry thing and I am sure there is an Ohio State Latrine out there somewhere in Michigan that outdoes this one. 


Our friend Tootsie, aka Glenda, is the hostess of Fertilizer Friday and bless her ‘sole’ she is in the shoe store working today for Grammy and Grampy so we wish her luck.
With spring blooms coming on fast now we northerners will be able to enjoy and share more flower postings with her on Fridays soon.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Gardening,



Patsy said...

Thanks the show photo's were lovely.Wish they were all in my yard.

Darla said...

All of these are so pretty....I love, the white azaleas, a lot!! Funny about the latrine.

Jean Tuthill said...

I love all the beautiful flower pictures from the show. I'm craving gardening about now! Thanks for sharing!

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I love white blooms in the garden, especially in the shade. It just pops. That pink double azalea is gorgeous. I imagine you were drooling through most of the show...what be if it was me! What great blooms.

sweetbay said...

I love that psychedelic hydrangea. It looks like a beautiful combination of pastels colors.

When I was in college I rode at a horse farm that had Grecian columns in one of the horse pastures. They really did look very nice! lol

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's so nice to see all those blooms knowing that it won't be long before they're blooming in our gardens.

Tootsie said...

wish I could have been there!!!
I am just so happy to have the chance to visit here today!! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all could tour each friday's flaunting gardens together and in person? I would love it!
I wish I had more time to visit all of my favorites everytime you post!
Thank you so much for linking in and sharing your post with my party today!
I have shared your post this week with the Tootsie Time Facebook page.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Larry said...

The show looks wonderful... inreference to your comment about columns in the garden, I actually installed three a couple years back... while not as ornate as the one in your photo, they do add a lot and I really enjoy them! Larry

Gardening said...

wow, pretty flowers

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Lona, I love visiting the garden shows that spring up at this time of the year. They really get me in the mood for the new gardening season. Your photos are wonderful. P. x

Sunray Gardens said...

Now we're talking, the beautiful shrubs, although I can't do Rhodies at all, they just won't survive in my neutral soil. Wish I could.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Barbee' said...

Gorgeous photos! Thank you for alerting us to what is going on over on Blotanical. I did pop over and left a comment for Stuart. I haven't gotten the message you did. My page just has the old messages from last spring. I don't know how to get on his list for recent messages. Again, thank you!

Angela said...

The azaleas are amazing. I would really love to have ALL of the flowers shown!

Barbee' said...

Lona, I think I will post something about Blotanical, too, and put a link to your post. If that is not okay with you, let me know and I will delete it. I just thought there might be a reader or two of mine who might not have seen your post.

Andrea said...

Hi Lona, it seems we have been going to garden shows there and here. We have a garden show here in Jan and an orchid show in March so i have been posting series of plants i've also shot at the show. I love that very white elegant azalea, because we don't have that, we at least have the very white bougainvillea. About Blotanical, i still have to read your older post, as i've not been going there often as i found it takes a long time to open. I was there later than you, and i found loyal blogger friends there too!

Gatsbys Gardens said...


The azeleas are just beautiful, going to look for more of the evergreen type to put in the front garden.


debsgarden said...

I love a good garden show! I would like to have a psychedelic hydrangea in my garden! Since hydrangea colors are often dependent on the soil ph, I wonder what sort of mixed up soil that hydrangea is growing in and if it would ever look the same in my garden!

About your previous post on blotanical - I just read it. I really love blotanical and hope it continues. I realize however, I had better be copying the links to all my faves!

Stephanie said...

The rhododendrons are gorgeous! Love the abundance of blooms on the bush. They must have looked wonderful from far and near as well. Have a great week Lona and enjoy the outdoors! I hope the new week will give lots of inspiration for your garden.

Jennifer said...

Hi Lona, Such glorious azaleas. Love the white ones especially! The end of Blotanical? I am off to read the previous post.