With the Flower Show just days away, we thought we’d give you an update on what some of your favorite exhibitors are up to!
Small Wonders – One of the most popular features of the Flower Show is the miniature settings. These are the elaborate, shoebox-sized, three-dimensional scenes that use teeny tiny plants. If you have an appreciation for detail, check out the blog of Louise Krasniewigz, one of the miniature settings exhibitors.
Artists at Work – The extremely talented Michael Petrie is creating a contemporary garden that features two sculptures by internationally acclaimed blacksmith artist Greg Leavitt. Titled The Handmade Garden, this Showcase Garden is a contemplation and celebration of two age-old means of human expression that so often go hand-in-hand: making art and making gardens. Learn more about what’s in store on Michael Petrie’s website.
Midsummer Magic – Inspired by children, nature, and Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the Camden Children’s Garden is working on an interactive and stimulating exhibit that promotes imaginative play. Based on the concept of the British allotment garden—small parcels of land made available to individuals or small groups for noncommercial use—this garden will feature a wildlife tower, fruit trees, a blueberry patch, a willow tunnel, and nooks where children of all ages can create fossil rubbings.
Rolling Stones – The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Rock Garden Society plans to transform an iconic red telephone booth into a storage unit for tools. They are also making an alpine house—a specialized type of greenhouse that provides good ventilation and protection from the wet winters. When you check out this display, ask the on-hand exhibitor questions about what you see. All Flower Show exhibitors love sharing their hobby/profession and you’re bound to learn something new.
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