Saturday, February 9, 2008

Atlanta's 2008 Flower Show

Last week, my Mom, my sister-in-law Kristin and I went to Atlanta's annual flower show. It's one of the things I used to anticipate every year so I was really excited to be able to go once more. These landscape designers and garden centers have FOUR days to install their gardens in a n indoor space. Any brick work, water features etcetera have to be made from scratch. These gardens are really quite amazing accomplishments!
Here we are at the entrance to the flower show. It's really hard to see, but behind us is a bedroom comprised almost entirely of FLOWERS! How cool is that?

This garden entrance includes one of my new favorites, Begonia Escargot, they are so pretty, I MUST have some......

This garden had a man made creek with an elevated aquarium in the center of it. The photo really doesn't do it justice, but it comes close.

This was Pike's Family Nurseries award winning design. I think it was called "Tospy Turvy". Note the Wicked Witch of the Wests feet.....

Obviously, Kristin REALLY liked this garden; note her expression!