Outdoor Living & Landscape Show Recap

I guess I’m a couple days later than I expected to be getting these pictures posted. I ended up using my phone to take the pictures, which explains the less-than-stellar quality of the pictures. It also took me an extra day to get line up to upload the pictures. But enough excuses.

I hadn’t realized that the Fairy Garden craze had reached Wichita with such force. It seemed like they were everywhere! Actually, I think only Arnolds Greenhouse and Johnsons Garden Centers had large fairy garden displays.

This is a picture of part of the fair garden display in the Arnolds Greenhouse booth.

This is one of the fairy garden displays in Johnsons booth.

One of the super cute terrariums that Johnsons was selling.

All right, enough with fairy gardens. On to regular gardens!

The finished Master Gardener Information Booth.

Some of our trees, complete with signs and flowers to fill in the space and add some color.

A really beautiful mixture of ferns and Huechera (Coral Bells) in the Hongs display garden.

The main focal point of Hongs garden. This was the first year that Dale Hong was in charge of the garden, and he did a great job!

Even with a smaller garden, Scenic Landscapes still had an impressive water feature.

A scene from Johnsons Legacy Landscapes garden.

A small water feature in Johnsons garden that seems very do-able in a home landscape.

If you didn’t make it down, you missed a great show. Hope we’ll see you next year!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on March 7, 2012, in Around the Garden and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. We didn’t get there this year. Boo hoo! (The kids had too many activities this weekend for me to sneak away to see it) Thanks for posting the pictures!

  2. My mother-in-law, despite being an avid gardener, had never heard of fairy gardens before (I may have accused her of living under a rock). She’s not able to put in her big veggie garden this year, so I think she’s going to turn a recently-emptied foundation bed into a fairy garden this summer.

    I tried to convince the kiddo we needed one, back when he was much littler, but he wasn’t interested. Now he’s a bit old for it, though I expect he’ll help Grandma with hers some.

  3. We have a new extension publication on how to build a disappearing fountain!

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