Friday, March 13, 2009

Gardens of Eden - Part I

We attended the annual flower show at the Dome Arena in Henrietta with our friends, Pat and Lloyd Berardi. It is filled with wonderful exhibits from local landscaping companies. The entrance featured floral arrangements, with the first one being a lovely bird of paradise and orchid creation.

The Bonsai display is always well done and much appreciated. The gardeners working at the left on shaping and trimming are framed by the wonderful 50-year-old wisteria in full bloom and an emerging forsythia in the foreground.

Colorful collections of mass plantings were spaced throughout. Here tulips and daffodils are joined by azaleas and rhododendrums . How wonderful to see a preview of the coming season!

A huge white oak was featured at the Monroe County Parks display. The dead tree was harvested from an area farmer's field and is unusual in size and girth. The climbing snake is carved from the interior by staff with a chainsaw and sandpaper!
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