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'Tis the season for various shows like this to pop up across the country. They vary on the "gardening" spectrum as to how much gardening is included, from little to some. That's okay. A gardener like me who pretty much thinks about gardening all the time doesn't expect that the entire show is geared toward gardening.
Which is good because our show is an "outdoor living" show. There are plenty of ideas for patio sitting, outdoor cooking, and outdoor playing . The plants in some - most - displays often seem like more of a backdrop.
But mixed in are some good ideas for gardeners,enough to shake away the winter blues and get you thinking about spring and summer and gardening outside again.
I really liked this sculpture by the same artist who made the sculpture I have in my garden.
|Girly Steel sculpture|
|From Hittle Landscaping|
When I see blue hydrangeas, I usually think "how nice", but it's hard to make a hydrangea turn blue in my garden.
I do love a good vignette in a garden, and thought this one with blue Brunnera and other flowers planted in a rotting log was sweet.
Even the praying mantis had it's blue on at the show.
I used to take notice if there were blooms or plant combinations at the show that were not likely to occur in an Indiana garden, but now I'm just happy to see something growing, like these agaves, which by the way, are not suitable for an Indiana garden.
Then we come home and find that our own flowers are beginning to bloom, like this Iris reticulata.
If you go to the Indiana Flower & Patio show, be sure and go through to the second building. That's where you'll find booths chickens, Master Gardeners who can answer your gardening questions, the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society's (INPAWS), and Indiana Gardening magazine.