Don’t worry. I’m not going to bore you with any more pictures of the Hobbit garden. I’ll just give you a taste of what the other gardens at the show were like this year. Unfortunately, there was one garden I didn’t get any pictures of (Johnsons – The Secret Garden), probably because they were still touching it up when I was walking through to take pictures, and then I forgot to go back. Also, I only really have one good picture of Mr. Miyagi’s Courtyard by Hongs Landscape, which is too bad, because I really liked their garden.
I’m going to start out by apologizing for the pictures. My little camera and I just don’t handle the lighting challenges of Century II very well. So please, enjoy what I’m trying to portray and do you best to ignore weird lighting, overexposures, and slightly fuzzy subjects.
If you want to get a look at the whole bunch of pictures I took from the Garden Show, you can visit my Flickr photostream.
Here’s the other part of the garden. The waddle fencing was perfect for the garden. We also had a resident rabbit for most of the show, and he was a hit too! Everyone was awed by the rows of veggies. (I wasn’t expecting that, since they seemed very ordinary to me! I’m too used to good Demo Garden pictures.)
There’s the garden area from the other angle. The funny thing is that the bright green lettuce was actually supposed to be a red lettuce. (It doesn’t turn red in a warm greenhouse, apparently!) It probably looked better as a bright green lettuce than as a red lettuce anyway.
I’ll post a few pictures of the other gardens later this week, and then we’ll be hard and fast into our spring Demo Garden planting by next week.
Whew! The 2010 Wichita Garden Show is history! If you didn’t make it to the show, here are a few more pictures of what you missed out on.
The centerpiece through the arch of the gazebo in the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners Mid-Garden. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a good picture of the whole garden. We did win the People’s Choice Award for the Mid-Gardens!
The Kansas Orchid Society had this very cool Mini-Garden in the shape of a butterfly to show off their best orchids. I love the huge displays of orchids at the show, even though I think one orchid would look sad and lonely at home.
The Flower & Art Show is one of my favorite parts of the show. A painting by a local artist is given to a local pro floral designer as inspiration for a flower arrangement. Then they are paired up at the show. This is one of my favorites from this year. I also always enjoy the Amateur Flower Show, with all the creative themes for flower arrangements. Unfortunately, I neglected to get any pictures of that show this year.
Okay, so that’s enough about the garden show! Starting tomorrow, we’ll be back on the trail of the Demo Garden. Seed starting, weeds, peas, compost, pruning, and more are coming your way in the next 2 weeks!
Well, our third day of setup for the Wichita Garden Show is over…and I’m exhausted! We also have a lot of small details to take care of before the door opens tomorrow. Yikes! I don’t know how the Great Gardens do it. Well…I do know. They work through the night.
We can definitely see the Great Gardens taking shape at this point. There is lots of detailing to do, and some – well – more than just details to take care of. Here are a few more sneak peaks.
I promised a few more pictures of the Wichita Garden Show setup today. I’ve got a few pictures from some of the Great Gardens today.