A feast of flowers for Spring
It was nowhere near as crowded as some of the larger shows so we could browse at a leisurely pace and the stallholders could chat about their own gardens. I met a lady selling begonias, chickens and ducklings whose garden is only a few minutes drive from us. They are part of the Australian Open Garden Scheme and have an open garden in November but she gave me her number and said if I call first I'm welcome anytime, so I may not wait until November. She breeds Indian Runner ducks and says they get on very well with chooks. I would love to have a couple.
For the cottage garden enthusiasts
There was even a "live band" although it wasn't exactly my style of music, it added to the carnival atmosphere. There was a program of speakers throughout the day and a "cafe" area with all the food supplied by club members, so you could make a day of it if you wanted to. We were in a bit of a rush so didn't stay to sample their wares, though the plates of goodies looked tempting.
This was what we came home with
- some maidenhair fern for along the shady path, a few begonias and some more succulents.
I now have more than enough to fill my succulent wall.
John couldn't resist this abutilon. It's going into a hanging basket.
This stall holder had her succulents all planted up in old crockery (with holes drilled in the bottom for drainage). I'd better keep away from op shops for a while or I may end up with a collection of them.