One of my favorite traditions since moving south is a yearly visit to The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show. No matter what the weather is doing outdoors, once you enter the door of the expo center, Spring has Sprung and in a BIG way. This year there were 22 gardens to walk through.
It amazes me to see tulips, hyacinths & daffodils blooming so beautifully inside this large building. Each of the landscapers come up with a theme for their garden and they exhibit a lot of creativity when it comes to executing these themes.
Here I couldn't resist taking a peek into the country store.
Speaking of cute...
This chubby piggy heading for his water trough.
Last year there were real piggies at the spring show.
I took the picture, but never did a blog post.
So, I'll just tie them into this one.
One of the landscapers titled his garden
"Blue Ridge Waterfall"
and had this to say about it:
"Inspired by the waterfalls of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Imagine taking a relaxing hike and witnessing this waterfall in all its majesty. You need not travel far, as you can have this spectacular feature in your own backyard."
The spring show is a great place to go for garden inspiration or to talk to the experts on a project you might have in mind. Last year we talked to several people about our interest in a waterfall/pond.
Several of them came out to give ideas and quotes for the project.
This fairy garden was actually another from last year.
I like the way it was lit up with tiny fairy lights.
This year we had no big projects in mind, but it was still a pleasure to soak up the sights and sounds of spring along with the creativity of the gardening experts.
Craving more Spring? Pictures from a past visit can be found here.
It was in the early blogging days so the pictures are a bit cringe-worthy. However, there was a lot of inspiration that year so it just might be worth the visit ;-D.