Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Gearing up for GardenScape

Thursday through Sunday at the Dome Center in Henrietta. 
The show looks really good -- I stopped in yesterday for setup and will be back today. Regular hours begin tomorrow morning. Please stop and see me in the welcome court. I hate to rave, but I do think the show will be particularly special this year.
It  appears that more companies than usual are bringing in these gorgeous forced perennials—there were quite a few at CNYBlooms last week as well. Above, Canterbury bells, white bleeding heart, and some giant delphinium—gorgeous.
I'd like to give credit to Bristol's Garden Center in Victor, who supplied these two non-profits with some beautiful plants and décor. First, the Rochester Civic Garden Center. It's their first time back in the show after a few years away, and Christine Froehlich, the E.D., has done an amazing design job. They are in the dome this year, right beside the Genesee Valley chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. Betsy Knapp was working on her tiny, incredibly detailed display yesterday. I love her work and am writing a profile of her for the Meredith publication Garden Ideas and Outdoor Living.
More as it happens... .

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