Thursday, March 20, 2008

Gloomy Weekend

Saturday was a very cloudy, blustery day but we headed off down the Thruway to Rochester with high hopes of finding some sunny signs of spring at GardenScape. Our mother has been having some health problems, which we spent a good part of the drive discussing and that just added to the gloomy feel of the day.

GardenScape had more garden displays than CNY Blooms and each display seemed to be packed with more plants. We both noticed that the same flowers seemed to be used over and over, a little more variety would have been nice. The gardens were in the dome building and it was DARK inside. Not what we needed that day. I guess I can best describe it as seeing the gardens at twilight. The entrance hall and vendor building were bright and cheery. Perhaps it was our mood that day combined with the distance traveled but we were both a bit disappointed and probably won't make the trip next year. We did enjoy having a day together though and there were parts of the show that we liked.

The low light combined with the crowd make photography very difficult.

Delphiniums were very popular

I loved this wall of impatients but I'm not sure how they did it.

This would be a wonderful addition to my garden!
It went nicely with the low light theme.

These are the same daffodils that I have in the
house so I smiled when I saw them.

I know I should know the name of this one.
Can anyone help me out?


  1. Not a clue but I want one! LOL. Sorry about "rubbing it in". ;)

  2. I think it might be a campanula, but not sure. Sorry to hear your mom hasn't been well Apple and CG. It's nice that you had a day out together even though the show didn't quite meet your expectations. Maybe you should try the Philly show, but it's such a long way to go, and if you don't like crowds...well...they're huge!
    Not very springy today, was it? Yuk!
    Happy first day of spring anyway!

  3. I think I found them! They look like Canterbury Bells, good in zone 3-9 woo hoo! Bloom time Aug - Sept, 25 -36" tall, No info on shade or sun but I think I will try some seeds. I will share...oh and they are a bienniel