Saturday, April 8, 2017


March 24 to 26 was the first full weekend of Spring and also the weekend of The Capital Region Garden and Flower Show.   We normally head out on Friday afternoon to catch the show, but the weather chose not to cooperate; so we chose Saturday night instead.  I think we found a NEW tradition; because about two hours before closing; the 'place' was dead!  And for the first time we were able to walk around the exhibits and the market place and see everything and really enjoy it. 
It really is a great event and great fun and I would have hated to miss it this year,

It is in it's 30th year!  Hard to believe.

We always head into the garden exhibit first and we were greeted by "The Black Pearl" designed and built by WM Designscapes, INC from Malta.
And what Pirate Ship would be complete with out the booty?
complete with a sword.
her anchor....
and the tavern to wet your whistle.
Weathered Wood of Troy offered up "Enchanted"
with these beautiful old Troy bricks
The sand sculpture is by Phil Singer Art,
and it looks just like Johnny Depp!
Seagroatt Riccardi of Latham
"Garden Party" featuring tablescapes by several local florist.
My favorite!
Without the crowds we could actually enjoy the relaxing sound of the waterfall.
A stroll through woods by Wildthings Nursery of Valley Falls.
Next we moved on to the arrangement competition, which included 14 classes.  My favorites were "Pirates Booty;" and these were my three favorite arrangements.
The show stopper was "Walking Dead Down the Aisle."  I could never pick a favorite here, I LOVED them all (of course, I mean.............?)  How can I resist floral arrangements with skulls, bloody eyeballs and hands?
"Game of Thorns" 
"Man's Best Friend"
"A Formal Affair"
"Fit for a Queen"
Last we headed into the market place and left with some goodies. 
Before heading home we stopped at Blaze Pizza  for salad and pizza.
And thank you all, my little internet experiment just hit 5000 views.

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