the first thing i spotted walking into the garden show this weekend was franz witte’s clever wonderland croquet/mad hatter tea party setup. it made me want to use teacups as planters for herbs to make tisanes. not very practical maybe, but it would be fancy.
there was one room filled half with bonsai trees, many of them decades old, and half with orchids.
my favorite had to be the bug booth. dozens of colorful, much-larger-than-life, handmade metal bugs.
who could resist the mantises? this one’s now tasked with guarding the ootheca...no way are birds eating it this year.