Lovely Vistas and Cool Views
I’m always attracted to Asian themes. Asian gardens always exude peace and calm – we can all use a little of that in our lives. Remember, clicking on the photos will give you a larger view.
A different Asian garden. I love how the bamboo fence opens to a window creating a frame for a beautiful tree.
The entrance to this display is beautiful, but it seems too grand for a real garden.
Yet in the same display… simple moss among the stones or on a rock.
This was a very cool display. From urban blight to a lush garden.
In the same display, this is what really caught my attention. I wonder if I could create some garden art with the same look.
I spoke with a person affiliated with this Paradise in a Parking Lot display and she referred me to the Wicker Park Garden website which explained how they put the display together.
Among my wanderings through the marketplace (I’m proud to say I showed considerable restraint) I stopped at the Chicagoland Gardening magazine booth and met some very nice people. With so many magazines owned by a few large conglomerates, it’s nice to see a locally owned, locally run garden magazine. Even though I don’t live in Chicago, Southwest Michigan is in the same hardiness zone so I subscribed.
After a long day, I headed back home, ready to start digging in my garden.