Sunday, March 27, 2011

boise flower & garden show 2011

i almost didn’t go this year but i’m glad i did. the weather has been so rainy and so crappy lately, it was a nice break to step into this giant building where it’s (simulated) late spring/early summer and everything’s in bloom.







i wish i had the patience to grow a bonsai tree. maybe someday.








^ my mom pointed out that these orchids look like beaker from the muppets.

^ neat repurposing of an old chicken feeder. there was a long stretch of tables filled with creative planters--a golf club bag, for instance, and a kitchen sink. i'd love to find a vintage clawfoot bathtub someday and plant things in it...actually i'd need to find two, because if i found just one i'd probably use it as a bathtub.


7 comments:

Potted Farm said...

Looks like a great show!! I agree that it's nice to at least go somewhere and pretend that it's spring for a little while.

GoneferalinID said...

I liked the bonsai's that looked like little forests.

Emily said...

potted farm--yeah definitely, except that it IS spring and we shouldn't have to pretend! i'm so sick of the cold.

goneferal--me too, they kinda mess with your perception of scale, don't they? i imagined myself shrinking down into those little forests and looking out at the human giants passing by.

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M said...

Ahhhh! Love the flamingos. When you mentioned using the claw tub as a planter I had the exact same thought-I want to actually USE a tub like that! Then maybe an extra for a planter. :)

Emily said...

devouring the seasons--that's so sweet of you, thank you!

m--hehe, definitely. maybe it could be an outdoor tub with potted flowers cascading down the sides...fulfill both uses!

Kim and Victoria said...

Nice. I didn't make it to the show this year. I've seen those bonsai and they're always amazing.