19 Feb Sky’s the Limit!
I am having a great time at the Show and I hope that you are as well. I’ve met new people, seen old friends, asked and listened to the many comments about the possible show closing. I met a couple (one of many from what they tell me) who travel from Alaska every year for the Show. I had a lady tell me in the elevator that the “show closing” is a publicity stunt. I very politely told her that I know first-hand that it is not a stunt, but I don’t think she believed me. I hope other people don’t also feel that way.
Ciscoe Morris, a happy go lucky fellow, gave me a huge hug and told me he was really “bummed” to hear of the show closing. Joe Lamp’l (Gardener) said he was stunned about it. Several vendors told me the same.
On a good front, as I mentioned yesterday, the Sky’s the Limit show garden designed by Rebecca Cole and sponsored by Smith & Hawken won a TON of prizes and in my opinion, was well-deserving of the honor. They won:
- Founder’s Cup
- First in Resident Garden Design
- Sunset Western Living Award
Their display contained wonderful design and elements. The living walls were beautiful and they took it even further by making living tables, roof and walking areas. I particularly wanted to show you the table and benches. Not only are they living (with areas between the plants to eat), but they made them a storage spot for logs underneath. The flat board on top of the benches lift up for easy access.
I think that this is an example of a great way to use the space around you and use it well. Using what you have instead of getting more space is smart and good our environment.
More on interesting benches tomorrow!