Yesterday a friend and I drove up to Richmond to see the Maymont Flower and Home Show. It had been a couple of years since we last went. One of the draws this year was there were museum quality replicas of items from King Tut's tomb. The word replica was minimized a bit, though the items were interesting to see.
As a gardener, my main desire was to see the plant displays and 'perhaps' buy a new plant or two. The displays were limited as this was also a Home Show. Bummer. The plant that was used in many (if not all) the displays this year was Abelia Kaleidoscope. Certainly one to consider in your landscape.
The plantings that really caught our eye were the color coordinated beds. The yellow one was especially striking.
There was one display that made me think of a few of you fellow bloggers...those of you with those beautiful orchids.....
And yes, I came home with a few items. A new Bay Leaf...love using herbs from the backporch for cooking. Also got a few bulbs that were ready for the ground from Brent and Becky. Put them together in a pot, will share photos once they are more mature. Also bought a few seed packets. An annual savory, thanks to Sue we know what Bohnenkraut is. Also got a couple lettuce seed packets, Red Sails and Red Romaine. Will do a few containers on the deck.