Sunday, July 13, 2014
A friend of mine offered me the opportunity of riding up to Jackson, TN, and participating in the Summer Celebration Lawn and Garden Show. I am so glad I said, "Yes." The schedule is here. I went to "Plant This, Not That" presented by Troy Marden, "Got Something to Hide?" presented by Carol Reese, "Southern Belles" by Sue Hamilton, "A Melee of Plants and Garden Art" by Felder Rushing, and "Cutting Back" by Amy Fulcher. When we weren't in formal sessions, we wandered around the test gardens, enjoyed the garden art, and ate hamburgers sold by the 4H group. There was a plant sale. I didn't buy anything, but my friend and her husband bought a bald cypress to train in their quest for bonsai perfection.
Felder Rushing had his world famous truck garden on display:
The emphasis, as you might've guessed from the photo at the top of the post, was bottle trees. There were bottles everywhere:
There was a cute display of tiny bottles transformed into fireflies with not much more than yellow antifreeze:
This event was great fun!