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3/28/2008

The Fever

Despite the never ending winter, I have officially got the itch to plant something. Canadale Nurseries in St. Thomas was my fix of choice this weekend as they had an advertised Spring Garden Show on. The show itself was much ado about nothing - mostly just some local landscape companies with an 8x8 display, but I will chalk it up to their first year with such an event and hope the next one is better. While there though I did pick up on some cool things. I love Scotch Pine topiary. I loved it as soon as I saw it but the price quickly brought me back to my senses - it can be yours for a mere $800.00. I guess when you think of how long somebody has worked at this it is not a horrible price, but out of my humble price range.


I also noticed that there are a lot of succulents out for this year - the new trend I guess. They had some cool ways to display them that I might try; I especially like the concrete birdbath idea.


Hanging basket of succulents


Concrete birdbath with succulents


About 1/10 of the succulent selection out already

All in all in was good to scratch the itch, even if just on the surface...I think I also picked out the plants for our porch container; 1 New Zealand Flax, 1 Leatherleaf Sedge, 1 Ivory Prince Hellebore, 1 Harts Tongue Fern, 1 Autumn Fern and 3 Angelina Sedum.

1 comment:

Owin & Irena said...

the bird bath idea is great. I'll have to try it. I put in 3 ivory prince hellebores last summer. still can't see them for the snow.
irena