Sunday, February 26, 2017

Minneapolis Home and Garden Show

Last weekend was the start of the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show, and I won tickets, so a friend and I got there early on Sunday. The two most popular features seemed to be the Tiny House Village and the full-size house built in the Convention Center. We were able to see both of those easily, but later saw very long lines waiting to get inside.


Some unique ways to display plants: over a purse-shape (above), and hanging in tiny vases (below).


Another great idea - chairs covered in moss.


One of the tiny houses.




Views of the Japanese garden reminiscent of Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia.




Some beautiful hydrangeas next to a fire and water fountain.


The next few photos are of a display by Biota, a design/build company. The inspiration was the art of Piet Mondrian - as shown on the sign. Great match with the flower colors!










Great idea for a railing made from bicycle rims.


In another location - Nessie in a pool.


And an oversized Adirondack chair. Neither one of us wanted to sit in it, so I left some people in the background to give it scale - haha.