|Luv this little gnome|
It’s been all about gardens the past couple of weeks – first there was Garden Day at the local greenhouse and then the Flower and Garden show at Navy Pier. Today I’m going to a watercolor class – in the Greenhouse.
It was a gray, drizzly day when my aunt and I decided to take the train into the city to see the Flower and Garden Show. A perfect day to go – we were so looking forward to all the colors of spring. I could smell the flowers even as we came up the stairs to the exhibition hall. I’d almost forgotten that lovely aroma! I breathed deep.
|Multitudes of brightly colored tulips|
|Romantic garden vignette|
And there were a host of vendors offering all manner of plants, bulbs, and gardening supplies. I was so tempted to buy lilies and rhubarb and asparagus and - oh who am I kidding? I wanted it all!
|Vertical gardening! Salad and strawberries|
|Firepit AND a pond!|
Of course there were gardening seminars too. The one that intrigued me was all about straw bale gardening. I can’t wait to try this one! You can plant the top AND the sides. You should get two seasons out of it, and the third? You just knock it apart for a pile of beautiful compost. Who knew? (If you want to try this, do a little reading first http://strawbalegardens.com/ – you have to treat the bale before you plant in it for the first time.)
Ahh spring, and flowers, and gardens, and green grass. Too bad it snowed this morning. I hope it’s Positively the last snowfall of this season! I’’ve got planting to do!
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