The Washington Home and Garden Show 2010!

 
The garden books © Britt Conley

The garden books © Britt Conley

For me, the whole point of heading to a Home and Flower Show is to bring some garden life into one’s personal space.  Nothing said that more than the Kalorama Landscapes display which offered a landscape incorporating a Sunday afternoon with tea and a stack of garden books.  How perfect!  They won “Best Overall Impression” from the Show in addition to two other awards!  On top of things, their tulips were picture perfect.

Picture perfect tulips © Britt Conley

For me, some of the best tulips were on display at Virginia Water Gardens, (below) as well as  Vista Pro Landscape and Design.

Pink tulips © Britt Conley

Pink tulips © Britt Conley

Although at Vista Pro, (below) the tulips were not even the main attraction. More on that to come ahead…

Tulips © Britt Conley

Tulips © Britt Conley

As assumed, the Daffodils were also out in force this year.  It is Spring after all at the Washington Home and Garden Show!

Daffodils © Britt Conley

Daffodils © Britt Conley

And there were other Spring blooms including fragrant Hyacinths and Orchids!

Hiacynths © Britt Conley

Hyacinths © Britt Conley

In fact there were so many flowers I could have made this a purely floral post!

Orchid © Britt Conley

Orchid © Britt Conley

Some of the more creative displays came from people like The Fine Garden who specialize in Horticulture and Design.

Bed display for container gardening © Britt Conley

Bed display for container gardening © Britt Conley

This year they concentrated their display on container gardening.

Container gardening © Britt Conley

Container gardening © Britt Conley

M&M Enterprises had a nice back yard display complete with an outdoor fountain.

Landscape © Britt Conley

Landscape © Britt Conley

As You Like It Landscaping had an entire backyard!  It was grass covered and ready to go play in!

Grass landscape © Britt Conley

Grass landscape © Britt Conley

There was also a wonderful display and one of the most impressive of the show at Vista Pro.  Well this Bee thinks so anyway.  On one side of the display was a whirlpool bath and a small pool with it’s own waterfall!

Pool landscape © Britt Conley

Pool landscape © Britt Conley

Another great surprise was this private back yard beach!  I could get used to this!  Really well done!  I wish the photo did it justice.  The sand is great!

Beach © Britt Conley

Beach © Britt Conley

I also headed straight over to the Washington Gardener Magazine table where Kathy Jentz was selling her great wares!  I bought a subscription for the next year.  I can’t wait to see the Spring issue!  Thanks to her I was able to come to the show with the two free tickets which I won!  Erika and I were very pleased!

Washington Gardener Magazine © Britt Conley

Washington Gardener Magazine © Britt Conley

Speaking of Erika, my sister and the official Assistant Photo Garden Bee, she had a blast thumbing through dozens of bird-related art from Mary Booth Cabot Watercolors.

Erika looking for bird art © Britt Conley

Erika looking for bird art © Britt Conley

We also headed around the ‘Home’ side of the show, which was full of everything you could think of from bath fitters and furniture to greenhouses and pruning sheers.  You name it, it was probably here.

The Home Show Area © Britt Conley

The Home Show Area © Britt Conley

Before we knew it, it was time to head home.  It’s really interesting to see how each city does it’s Home and Flower Show.  They are all different and each has it’s own flavor.

Time to go © Britt Conley

Time to go © Britt Conley

I hope everyone had a great weekend and that the week ahead is bright. Spring is right around the corner!

‘Til Tomorrow…

Britt : )

Related posts:

  1. Celebrate a Symphony of Spring at this weekend’s Maryland Home & Garden Show!
  2. It’s Flower, Garden and Home Show Season around the U.S. Part II.
  3. It’s Flower, Garden and Home Show Season around the U.S. Part I.
  4. Part IV: A look at The Washington National Cathedral; home of the Bishop’s Garden.
  5. Some Garden Shopping Buzz from The Mid-Atlantic Home and Garden Show!

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2 Comments

 
  1. Great meeting you there and terrific show review. I have fun being one of the show garden display judges and VistaPro (with that beach) won best overall. You are right that it comes across better in person then in pics.

     
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