Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Peek at the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show

Bug Box

Road trip!  Several of us departed Memphis just ahead of the snow on Wednesday and made it to Nashville without incident.  We checked into our hotel, then drove to Mt. Juliet to Five Guys Burgers for dinner (don't ask.)  The next morning we awoke to the same winter wonderland that Memphis enjoyed, but we were on a mission.  As soon as we could see traffic moving, albeit slowly, we carefully drove to the Tennessee Fairgrounds for the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show.  Let me tell you, being the only visitors in that sea of gardens and vendors is the way to go!

The first garden display we saw turned out to be the best.  The folks at Hewitt Garden & Design Center went all out for their display and it was fabulous.

Wate's Golden Virginia Pine
Chamaecyparis 'Gracilis Nana' Standard
Helleborus x nigercors Gold Collection® Ice Breaker Prelude
Just a word about the hellebores pictured above:  stay tuned to this blog next week!  We're going to have a long look at hellebores!

Weeping Cotoneaster

Along with display gardens, there were flower arrangements, a wonderful display of a children's garden set up by the Master Gardeners of Davidson County, four buildings of vendors (oh my) and three days of lectures.  There would have been four, but the Thursday lectures were cancelled due to the weather.

This is an annual event and I would strongly encourage you to make the trip next year.

p.s. - the bug box pictured above was designed and made by one of the Hewitt sons.  Isn't it amazing?Where have I been?  Bug boxes are apparently very trendy, but I've missed the boat.  I'll play catch up and post more on this subject soon.

Suzanne TEMG '10

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