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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Southern Daydreamer is hosting another Outdoor Wednesday and she has gotten snow! In Georgia!
I hope this post can be counted as an Outdoor Wednesday post. These gardens are after all meant to be outdoors, it's just that right now it is in the 20's here. I doubt they would thrive. So I am sharing some springtime indoors, Cincinnati style. (I am posting a few gratuitous outdoor pics of my beautiful City on a beautiful late winter Saturday) Don't forget to double click on the photos to get the full effect of the gardens.We so needed a touch of spring this weekend so we bundled up and went downtown for the Cincinnati Home and Garden Show.
A crisp but sunny day, perfect for dreaming about the gardening weather soon to come.
The facade of our Convention Center is from the old Albee Theater that was torn down to renovate the center of town. (The theater is post worthy, memo to me)
Now on to the (indoor but should be outdoor) gardens. The landscaping companies have some fabulous installations. The scents and sights are gorgeous.
I have a list of plants I want to try out this year including this fothergilla. What pretty white blooms.
Of course Hyacinth and Daffodils just shout Spring is here.
Weeping Crabapple blossoms.
This was a wild display. A round paved area surrounded by a spiral wall. Grass is growing on top of the wall and the seating area faces a water feature. More fantasy than reality but wouldn't this be awesome?
This is looking from the seating area as the wall spirals to ground level.
Copper tubing through stones serves as a fountain.
Tulips and flowering trees, can't wait.
Eye candy for gardeners.
I have so many pictures that I am saving the enchanting water features for another post. Hope you enjoyed this stroll among the gardens. (Hope I didn't cheat)
Have a warm and sunny Wednesday, P.
Posted by Pam @ Frippery at 12:05 PM