From The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show: Pictures of an Exhibition

From The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show: Pictures of an Exhibition

This Thursday through Sunday is the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show put on by the Horticultural Society of Tennessee.  It’s a combination of show gardens, displays, and all kinds of garden goodies. The display gardens were impressive, filled with water features, flowering plants, and fire features! All the elements were at play in each of the designs.

Natural looking water features were mixed among a variety of plantings. Stone was an essential design element. (Which hopefully will remind you of this week’s Garden Blogger Assignment!)

My daughter was entranced by the water features and insisted on visiting each and everyone of them – three times!

In this water feature the designer turned a large slab of stone into a footbridge.

There was even a train set design. I don’t think this particular train is built to withstand the elements of the outdoors but it is a neat idea.

By far my daughter’s favorite part was the little duckling she got to hold. In her words “it just settled right down!”

We also had the opportunity to visit with Tina and her friends from Clarksville. We ate lunch, talked about gardens and blogging, had a great time, then headed over to the garden show. (Thanks Tina for the Brugmansia!) I didn’t spend too much money, an amazing feat for a gardener in a garden show. There were all kinds of vendors selling tractors the size of tanks to garden gadgets, tools, and implements to whirligigs and windchimes. I bought one Iris (‘Solar fire’) from Iris City Gardens and actually tried to buy three other plants but unfortunately I only had a debit card with me and not all the vendors accepted plastic. If you go bring the checkbook or cash – or don’t if you want to watch your budget!

Dave

Dave has written GrowingTheHomeGarden.com since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. Looks as though you all had a great time. Glad you were able to hook up with Tina.
    That little duckling sure knew where it could settle down, maybe even sleep. What an angelic face.

  2. Dear Dave .. daughter and duckling are too cute !
    Kingston is having a garden show right now and I am trying to get to it .. previous years have been sort of a let down .. small city and not a lot of intense venders ? LOL .. but hey .. anything at this point and time is wonderful right ?
    Were you and Tina gossiping about all the rest of us ? hahaha

  3. Hi Dave, Good morning! Great shots of the show. I didn't even take my camera out. Ha! Grace is such a sweetie. I'll never forget her response to me about the baby. Too too cute! She's a doll. I could tell she loved the water features and the duck was a bonus. It was wonderful seeing you all and eating lunch.

    Joy, We really didn't talk of other bloggers-mostly about our own blogs and our feelings with it. But really we did not talk much about our blogs, more of plants and kids and future hopes for our gardens too-and plants of course. And about a new baby coming into Dave and Jenny's life in a few months. Dave, I hope to see that brug standing tall with Grace and Olivia and the new baby under it this summer. They are a must have for all gardens. ttyl

    I'll come back with a link to a stone post.

  4. I've got one of Ms. Tina's brugs too Dave!

    This is the second year in a row that I've missed the grandaddy of all flower shows – The Philadelphia Flower Show.

    Your daughter is such a cutie pie! Always give your kids hugs throughout the day!

    We have a nice spot for a water garden, but the funding is lacking right now. Maybe in the near future…

  5. You were blessed to meet Tina, I love reading her blog….I guess you will be installing a water feature in your garden for that precious daughter of yours? Just adorable with the duckling, I know you bought her one!!

  6. Ohh your daughter is so cute and I love the train set design!
    I just bought one for my kid on http://au.shopping.com/, but yours is looking even much more better
    Very nice pics and work on your blog, congratz!

    keep posting please

  7. Great visiting this show throuh your blog! I got to go to the Philadelphia flower show last week – so much fun. I know what you mean about watching your wallet though – I made it out $50 poorer but have some great spring bulbs and a cool cultivator. I was proud of my own restraint!

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