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!


LKB said...

Too bad we don't live closer to each other. I would so go with you to those gardening events. I am supposed to talk with the landscaper tomorrow to see if we can put our pointy little heads together and make some money. I'm hopeful something lucrative will come my way soon I think Roger is afraid I'm becoming a professional blogger :)
BTW I covet your weeping Jap Maple. I know, I know it's a sin but I can't help myself. Have a great week! LKB

Angie said...

I was thinking the same thing, I would love to spend a Saturday with you at a garden show. I have already started getting ready for spring by getting my beds ready and planting some flowers. Spring is my favorite time of the year, it just doesn't last very long in Louisiana!

LKB said...

And gardening supplies and art supplies. All the things you don't have to try on before you buy. Yuck yuck!