CT Flower and Garden Show

Hey all Connecticut gardeners, this weekend is your chance to get a taste of spring at the 29th Annual Connecticut Flower and Garden Show.  It’s held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford through Sunday February 21.  I spent a day there, accompanied by my very accommodating husband, and my wanders through the various displays gave me just the mood lift winter weary gardeners need about now.

As in prior years, visitors are greeted by the friendly faces and knowledgeable staff of Ballek’s Garden Center, which  just happens to be one of my favorite local nurseries.  If for no other reason, it’s worth stopping by to smell the wonderful scents wafting from Ballek’s plants.

As always there are orchids, pansies, forced bulbs, herbs, and lots of other plants to purchase.  Many vendors sell tools and offer a hands-on opportunity to figure out just what fits.  Plus there are plenty of power tools, tractors, and sheds to view, as well as jewelry, photographs, soaps, tasty sauces, and lots of other gifty, flowery, gardeny stuff for those willing to part with some green.  And, if you tire of the vendors, check out the really cool floral designs .

Be sure to stop at the Bagz-It booth.  I purchased my first Bagz-It two years ago and love it.  So, I bought another, smaller version this year which I will review in a later post.  No connections to the company, the owner, or anyone else involved in making or marketing these products.  I simply think they are great tools worth noting.

espaliered maple-2 2-1010 One of my favorite sites this year was an espaliered maple … I may have to try this.

Sorry about the photo but you get the idea.

Unfortunately, I’m not completely sure which display included this tree.

So if you go, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.

4 comments for “CT Flower and Garden Show

  1. February 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Good thing I can come here to get my flower fix. My yard looks like a wreck right now!

  2. joenesgarden
    February 20, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Flower fixes get me through the winter, Jackie. Glad to oblige.

  3. February 21, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Cool! A flat, square tree. Certainly unususal, not necessarily natural. But have fun trying, Joene!

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