Monday, February 15, 2010

The Great Cleveland Home and Garden Show

Pat and I spent a wonderful Saturday at the "other" and much bigger Cleveland Home and Garden Show at the IX center. Thanks very much, Bren from bggarden.com, for the tickets. Due to who knows what, Cleveland was blessed with two garden shows this year. More of everything for us to see. The gardens were really great. There were 21 garden settings built by local landscape architectural firms. I got a picture on file somewhere of Pat telling me that we should get all the stuff we saw. Or it might have been the command that "we" could put this or that in the yard. They're close enough for me to see no difference. There was so much to see that I'm sticking to lawn statuary and landscape architecture for this post. It appears that sometime during training at landscape architecture school the secret of getting water out of a rock is passed on. There were a bunch of nice water features, some of which are within this boy's ability. I'm putting all the large lawn statuary on my Christmas, birthday, you're a great dad list.


























9 comments:

kilbournegrove said...

Jim, I really like some of those free standing sculptures, especially the coloured ones. They would look lovely in a garden.

Bangchik said...

Marvelous design displayed. I wish I had a big house on a massive piece of land and allocate sections to house landscape and garden designs. ~bangchik

Edith Hope said...

Dear Jim, You really do seem spoilt for choice in Cleveland with garden shows - and so early in the year!

The problem with all these shows is, as you point out, there is always something to be added to one's wish list. Not enough birthdays in a year!

Kyna said...

Awesome! I'm jealous of everyone getting to go to all these garden shows lol. We don't get decent ones in my area :(

Peggi said...

Jim:

Thank you for posting the great pictures from the Great Big Home & Garden Expo. I was the operations coordinator for the show and it is individuals like you and your wife that we love to hear feedback from. We promise next year it will be even BIGGER and better. Peggi Wenham

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow, what terrific water features. They are always a favorite of mine too.I know it is just my taste but somehow I just cannot look at bent shapes of metal and think art but then I have the same problem with some paintings.The country hick in me maybe ;-) Loved the one picture with the tree and green grace with crocus coming up through.Hope you had a wonderful time and we will be waiting for more great pictures.
Oh by the way, we managed to get only about 6 inches of snow here so not as bad as the Columbus area.

Noelle said...

What a great show! I love large rocks in the garden. If you find out how to get water from a rock...could you pass it on?

Melody said...

Wow - I would be saying, "I want one of those and one of those and ..." They are gorgeous. I might have to come visit you next year:)

jeansgarden said...

Jim, I'm finally catching up with your blog after days of being separated from my Blotanical "faves" list. (This made me realize both how dependent I have become on Blotanical and how outdated my sidebar blogroll is.) Like Deborah, I love the sculptures, especially the stainless steel and the purple one. (They remind me of the work of the famous twentieth century sculptor, David Smith.) Since I haven't gotten out to any garden shows, I appreciate the opportunity to attend vicariously. -Jean