Wednesday, April 14, 2010

California State Flower & Garden Show

The winter storm had California State Flower & Garden Show visitors leaning against the wind and rain as they trudged in from the Cal Expo parking lot. Once inside the show they were warm and dry, wandering through 11 show gardens, shopping with more than 100 vendors, and watching presentations from an impressive series of speakers.

These traditional garden show activities were augmented by a judged flower show under the auspices of the show’s co-sponsor, the California Garden Clubs.

The first major flower and garden show in Sacramento ran four days, April 8 through 11. Visitors were pleased to have a local show that focused on gardening in the Central Valley and enjoyed the opportunity to buy specialty plants from both local and out-of-state sellers. Garden decor items were offered, from cutting-edge pieces at Artefact Design & Salvage of Sonoma to the most basic pots.