22 Feb Last Day & Last Minute Deals
It’s the last day of the show-perhaps for good-and I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you there is a little sadness about it. I am sad. My guest-posters are sad. The people on the floor enjoying the show are sad. My speaker friends are also sad.
What an incredible ride it has been. My fave memory? (Oh boy, hard to pick) The little girl who asked her mom where the Show Gardens were. The ones in front of her were surely fun backyards to play in-not Show Gardens. Then there was Ciscoe Morris’ hilarious talk last year on Tropical Plants. There was time with Joe Gardener this year. Our wonderful Tweet-Up with very cool friends. And-OK you caught me. It’s impossible to pick a fave!
I am reminiscent of a couple of scenes in my head. One is when I exited the Cow Palace last year after the San Francisco show and a passionate kid who was losing his voice was thrusting flyers into visitors hand saying, “Please save the Cow Palace!” Apparently it was slated to become something else and he was really upset. Because he cared so much about his message, people stopped and listened. I also think of the scene (this really dates me) in “Back to the Future” so long ago. Remember that? There was a flyer in that one too. “Save the Clock Tower!” It practically shouted off the page.
Now if anyone is passing out “Save the Flower Show” flyers outside of the convention center, I promise it’s not me (wink). The last I checked, the ones being passed out there were for a wine coupon. But I feel passionate enough to do so and after this week at the show, with my readers and my friends, I know that many other people feel the same.
Here’s a deal — WONDERFUL and amazing flower show for sale! Please pass it on. (Dear Paul Allen, since you have purchased much of downtown, would you kindly consider adding a flower show to your ventures?)
Speaking of last minute deals, you do know that it happens at the show right? Yes, those of us who have had experience setting up and staffing a booth all week know something you may not know: it’s so much easier if we don’t have to drag all the merchandise back home with us. SO it’s prime time for you to come make deals on plants and other merchandise from the show.
There are still a few hours left. Please come see us for perhaps one last time. In case you didn’t see it, here is one of my guest-poster’s video goodbye to the show.
Thank you wonderful readers and dear friends. It has been a pleasure to experience the show with you.