Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Garden Shows Wrap-Up: CNYBlooms

It's long, long overdue, but I finally have a little time to comment on the upstate New York garden shows that have been going on for the past month. I didn't take as many pictures as I normally do, but here goes.


In only their second year, the CNYBlooms team continued to do a fine job with the show. It was really well organized, and they have a new producer who's great: Maureen Baringer. Here's the list of winners.

Overall Competition Gardens
Best Garden Overall, Large:
Landmasters Group, Inc.
Best Garden Overall, Small: Michael Grimm Services

Most Original Overall: Landmasters Group, Inc.
Favorite Garden Overall: Landmasters Group, Inc.
Environmental Award Overall: Phoenix Flower Farm

Special Category Judging
Best Hardscape, Large: Mueller Farms Landscaping
Best Hardscape, Small: Anthony DeMarco & Sons
Best Water Feature, Large: Green Scapes, Inc.
Best Water Feature, Small: Chuck Hafner's Landscaping
Best Use Of Plant Material, Large: Ballantyne Gardens
Best Use Of Plant Material, Small: Michael Grimm Services
Best Garden Accent, Large: Ballantyne Gardens
Best Garden Accent, Small: Anthony DeMarco & Sons
Best Carpentry, Large: Landscapes East
Best Carpentry, Small: Total Lawn Care
Best Use Of Color, Large: Sensenig���������s Landscaping
Best Use Of Color, Small: Kapper Landscaping

Non Competition Gardens
Best Educational Booth:
SUNY Morrisville
Best Retail Space: Aspinall���������s Nursery
Best Exhibitor Booth: Bartlett Tree Experts

The Ballanyne Gardens retail space helped to draw attention to the vendors around the corner from the main display area���������myself included. It was like a giant green beacon. Much appreciated.

Directly across the way was their display space. I'm thinking you can tell which part won the Best Garden Accent, Large award.

Although it could also have been this, the Irish pub replica. Very cool.

A bug.

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