21 Feb Opening Day
Opening Day slammed me with the incredible fragrance of nature as I walked onto the showroom floor today. There is no better perfume and it was intoxicating as I stood, and breathed deeply-and breathed deeply again. The fact that I could smell it even before hitting the showroom floor was a tantalizing reason to move quickly into the wonders of the gardens.
And there the sights and sounds became a balm to my soul.
Sounds from the gardens? Yes, they are there. The movement on the floor was almost reverent as people chatted and walked, and the natural garden songs were at a comfortable level-but never a background. Water cascading over rocks, sprinkler systems emitting a quiet hiss and crackles of the faux fires within the firepits of the displays became an essential part of a soothing picture as I stood and gazed at the handiwork of so many people.
I wasn’t the only one gazing. Eightly percent of the viewers that I watched also stopped conversing and all activity to contemplate the showpieces before them.
In spite of the various ribbons and medals awarded by judges, I liked every garden and it was obvious that each one was not only put together by professionals, but created with the utmost attention to detail, beauty and impact.
Kudo’s to all the participants-you all get a Flora Ribbon (for what it’s worth) and to show organizers-who continue to display much professionalism and care in their choosing of companies to bring you and I the best of the Northwest Best.
Did you attend the show today? Please comment and let me know what YOUR first impressions were when you walked in.