Sunday, February 27, 2011

Akron Home and Flower Show

The Akron Home and Flower show was this weekend at the John S Knight Center and of course we went. The Knight Center is a nice intimate setting for a flower show. It has a wonderful stage area which has the Akron skyline as a backdrop. Every time we go to downtown Akron, we have a great time.

This year Ed Begley Jr was one of the featured speakers. We heard Mr. Begley speak two years ago at the Akron Show, so this year we made a point of getting there early enough to get a seat. His talk on sustainable living is full of common sense solutions and to my continued surprise and admiration, adheres to all the rules of economics. There is no pie in the sky, lost in the woods ramblings. We can all have a smaller footprint than we do now. Even though Mr. Begley was preaching to the choir, it was still fun to hear. You could tell the audience was working their own check list, making check marks next to every suggestion.

Jan at Thanks for Today has a gardeners’ sustainable living project in March. Last year’s entrants were a fount of knowledge. It fits right in with Mr. Begley’s philosophy.

I can't resist taking pictures of hosta.
Or getting my picture taken with a mascot.

Only at a garden show will you see hosta and tulips together.


Shyrlene said...

Jim - excellent post.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Ours is next week with a sports theme.


Shady Gardener said...

YOU had a wonderful time! (Yes, I can understand your love for hosta!) Thanks for the peek at the show. :-)

Lona said...

Looks like Akron had a another great Garden Show.It is a shame that hostas and tulips do not grow at the same time. They make a pretty combination. I love the English daises in the last picture.Looks like it was a fun time rubbing shoulders with all of the celebrities.LOL!

Alistair said...

Hi Jim, You do get out and about for the garden events, great way to spend a day. Just spotted some of our Hostas coming through, mind you it is the ones in pots which were over wintering in the unheated greenhouse. Right enough you wont see hostas along with Tulips whilst in flower, still quite a good combination when your Tulips have gone over you are left with the beautiful Hostas.

Kathryn said...

i wonder if that's the same Goodyear blimp that's stored near me in CA or if Goodyear has multiple blimps around the country?

The Redneck Rosarian said...

I love Ed Begley and his green living show. I will admit though, I have not implemented many of his suggestions. lol. Looks like a great show!