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The Portland Flower Show

April 5th, 2018

A week and a half ago, a friend and I went down to the Portland Flower Show. I haven’t been to one of these types of shows since I was in high school. While they’ve improved a bit, it’s still a lot of marketing and sales, aimed at getting you to buy things.

One thing I did like about this garden show, was that there were actual gardens set up, with boulders, and plants, and trees, and themes. From what I see/hear, this is the new norm in garden shows, I just haven’t been to one to see it.

While I did see some interesting things at the show, it was a bit pricey for what was there. It was also super busy, which means I couldn’t get any wide shots of any of the garden because it was wall-to-wall people. I did snap a few great pictures of some timber frame sheds & pergolas for Mr Chiots. Perhaps some day I’ll have a lovely potting shed like the one above.

Do you attend your local garden show? What do you think about it? 

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.