Thursday, March 13, 2008

GardenScape 2008

Each year the landscape show puts on a spectacular presentation at the Dome Arena in Rochester. A 200-year old Chinese wisteria was part of the Bonsai display and was in full bloom.

The theme was "It's a Garden Life," which highlighted various groupings of outdoor rooms and multiple use areas. Pillars, tulips, and an overhead pole light outline this wonderful globe cactus.

This interior space is surrounded by six-foot loose stone walls and covered on the inside with grass walls, a water feature, and several groupings of flowering plants. It's a quiet hidden garden that invites meditation and calm reflections.

A Japanese gate resting on stone pillars led to an oriental-style pergola which contained chairs and more plantings -- a very impressive display with superior joinery evident in the wood construction.

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