Saturday, February 28, 2009
Arkansas Flower and Garden Show
Once a year Little Rock hosts the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show. I can't interest anyone in attending with me, but I go anyway and have a great time. I visit with the vendors and other gardeners, buy some unsual plants and generally get excited about spring!
I bought another Japanese Maple, some ferns, Hellebore(Lenten Rose), Hostas, gardening gloves, succulents, a bird feeder and a bird house. I placed some bids on the silent auction for several interesting items. Then left and went shopping for bird seed, potting soil and the necessities of life. While at WalMart I started receiving phone calls about the aution items I had WON! WOW, I WON something!
Well, I won them, but I had to pay for them. I "WON" a weeping Japanese Maple, a bromeliad, and a cute pot full of goodies.
I felt like a kid at Christmas, so much to see and learn and smell; lilies, worms, little goats, fairy gardens, landscapes, iron statues, mulch, yard trash, and more.
It was a really great day, a great way to spend a cold rainy Saturday. When I left, snow had started falling. I came home, Ron had built a fire in the fireplace. I am ready for Spring, but really enjoying the end of Winter!