Pat and I spent a wonderful day in Columbus this Saturday at the Central Ohio Home and Garden Show where I met Scooby Doo. Thank you Lona for the tickets. If you haven't visited her A Hocking Hills Garden blog, stop by, it's a great site. We did not know what to expect from the show because it was our first trip. Well, we got lots of home but not so much garden and the hall needed more lighting. What gardens we got were wonderful. The landscape companies always seem to bring their 'A" game to these shows. I was staring at a ornamental tree that I had never seen before when I started up a conversation with a couple who were admiring the same tree. One thing led to another and low and behold, I met another garden blogger. Please visit Delaware Green Acre. I was amazed that the world is so small.
I'm staying with water features and yard ornamentation today. I'll post flower pictures later. I am drawn to lawn ornamentation and have to take pictures of it. Pat said something about me and shiny objects.
Pat thinks that if we buy a big rock, I can just drill a hole through it with the hammer drill and we can make a water feature. More on that later.
This display was designed and built by high school students. Very cool. If only I had known that there was a gardener lurking within a lazy teenager when I was a kid.
The gentleman who built this display noticed me gazing at the agave and said " bet you never saw one in bloom in Ohio." Well, I haven't seen one bloom ever, but I told him I had a friend in Phoenix who would get a kick out of the pic.
The guy at the soil tile shop in Akron, where Pat and I bought ours, would be amazed that soil tiles have made the gardening main stram.
How can I go to a garden show without getting some yard art? When we got home, Pat admitted that the wings were different. Another successful adventure with Pat and Jim.