Monday, March 17, 2008
San Francisco Flower and Garden Show
I managed to get only a few photos at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show before my camera battery died. Apparently it has not been my imagination that it's been needing a lot of recharging. So here is what I saw at the very beginning of the show...
A cute flower water feature...spraying into a re-purposed bathtub.
A most wonderful succulent-filled wall in the garden of Michelle Derviss of Garden Porn. I want one! Great evolution from the original idea.
Aeonium tabulaeforme...being a bit of a succulent-oholic I had to buy one of these...a succulent I'd never seen before!
A cool succulent....did I just notice succulents because I like them or where they really all over the place?
Not a great shot but interesting use of clay pipe for planting...not a new idea but well done.
I thought the sales areas were really overwhelming...how to choose where to buy your succulents, geraniums, perennials, orchids, dahlias...there were so many unusual plants especially at Annie's Annuals. But I was able to keep my purchases within reason...two African Violets, one pansy faced geranium, one aeonium tabulaeforme, and one Mulberry Jam salvia from Gold Rush Nursery where I also got a white rain lily. The blogosphere had a number of rain lily posts last year and while I'm hoping to find a pink one like Annie in Austin has I at least own a white one for starters!
The rest of the sales booths were equally over the top...lots of tools, accessories, clothing, and art as well as some random stuff you'd see at any craft show. I do have to admit my self-control slipped for a moment at Mrs. Dalloway's where I found a wonderful seed book for the day care kids and two(!) garden essay books I haven't read, as well as...well, something for my daughter the English teacher that I'd better not mention since she'll probably read this!
All in all a great day...made even better by the lovely bird sounds in the garden display area...an inspired addition to a beautiful setting.