Boston Flower Show in living color

Discussion in 'Garden Visits and Flower Shows' started by Jerry Sullivan, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Over last weekend several of us attended, along with a few thousand others, the Boston flower show. While smaller than past years it still whisked us into spring with a collage of color and made us forget that winter had long outlived its welcome. Enjoy.

    Jerry

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    gfreiherr Young Pine

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    Enjoyed your photos from the Boston Flower Show, quite a nice variety of flowers and plants. Now that Spring is here I am anxious to start planting but lots of prep work to do first. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks for taking the time to post them Jerry. I browsed through and imagined I attended the show myself.
     
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    Oh, yes! I could have moved in... Do they allow campers there? :D
     



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    Thank Jerry... that was a treat. Some nice ideas for plant combos.... I like the stonework ideas too, the path down my yard and little patio need some attention this year.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Glad everyone is enjoying the show, it was wall to wall people. Using the program map I said where and my wife navigated through the crowd with our friend Helen close in tow. We also attended a seminar by Kerry Ann Mendez on garden design. I bought her book "Top Ten Lists for Beautiful Shade Gardens." I asked about plants for a bog since I am converting a portion of my pond to a bog. She made several recommendations for my shade bog. The Birds of Prey exhibit (Peregrine Falcon and the Barred Owl) was a magnet for people at the far end of the show, other birds were a Turkey Vulture and a Great Horned Owl. It was a long day and at the end we were all pooped puppies glad to get home.

    Thank you,
    Jerry
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Thanks for sharing those photos, lots of gorgeous flowers and settings.
    I like those bamboo divider/screen things in the last few photos. Useless as trellis but great as garden decor.
     
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    Thank you for the tour! You must have been exhausted after seeing that show. Such creativity, such beauty, so much green!
    Please keep us posted on your bog garden.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    My favourites are the photographs of the bonsai. I'm always intrigued by the way people shape their trees and what containers they use to plant them in. I found myself enlarging every photograph so that I could drool all over my keyboard as I drank in the sheer beauty of all those delightful flowers and plants. You did well to get so many good, clear pictures Jerry as I know how hard it can be to take shots when you're getting jostled by a crowd. Many thanks.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Hi,
    thankyou for those photos, I really like coloured foliage so I was impressed with most of the photo show, somepeople are so clever with mixing and matching plants arent they?
    They certainly go to a lot of effort to produce a natural environment at some garden shows,...thankyou.
     
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    Going to a Flower Show (be it anywhere in the world), is always a delight! And the pictures are amazing indeed! :)

    I wish I had the time to compose my video of the Flower Show which I visited. But I've been so busy recently - Plus I've also got another video to make, of the sailing regatta we had here early this month.
     

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