Monday, February 27, 2012

YGP Show - Wrap Up

Playing catchup today.  I wasn't feeling well the end of last week, so I didn't get a chance to finish off my reviews from the Yard, Garden, and Patio Show.  So without further ado...

Here is a spotlight on my two favorite Showcase Garden's from the show.

First was the Contemporary Japanese Tea Garden by Treeline Designz and Baseline Landscape LLC.



They had some zen-like statues and pagodas sprinkled throughout the showcase in a very eye pleasing way.  Along with a pathway that took you on a tour of the whole garden to see all of the amazing, yet soothing, display of plants and decorative features.  While there was much for the eye to see, I loved the sense of calm that the Contemporary Japanese Tea Garden shared with all who visited.

My favorite Showcase had to be the Sultan's Paradise by Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design.

As you enter the Sultan's Paradise Showcase you are greeted by these larger than life planters that hold gorgeous magnolia trees called Little Gem.  (The reason I know this is because I asked.  I love Magnolia's, but most varieties are too large to plant in my garden.  Not this beauty.  It still grows tall, but not so wide.  Love!)  The magnolia's are in large urn's that have water spout into brilliant blue pools below.  This amazing feature guides you on your journey through to the main areas of this display.

Next is this lovely sitting area with two fire pedestals for a touch of ambiance. 

Then we were greeted by the most beautiful display of papyrus grass I've ever seen.  (It has to be the largest I've ever seen in person too.)  Amazing!

Lastly is this relaxing wading pool centered in the middle of the showcase, with water features on both sides that create soothing sounds for you to enjoy.  I have to say I'm not sure what captured my heart the most.  The brilliant blue color radiating for the pools, the amazing design, or general grandeur of it all.

Hope you enjoyed the Yard, Garden, and Patio Show as much as I did this season.  I will be falling up with you in the fall for the next season of beautiful creations.

Have a great day.

PS  I would have taken more pictures, but it's really hard to get photos without someone standing in the middle of it, while not angering the people behind you waiting to get through the showcases.  (Which I did.  Sorry to anyone who was behind me.)

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