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I've decided to post my Gardenscape pictures for GTS. I have not cropped any of them, so they may take a while to load.
This was my favorite. The description puts it much better than I could: "Mother Nature takes Over" 'What would happen if we left the office for a break and never returned? At Birchcrest Tree & Landscape, we asked that question, wondering what would happen if Mother Nature took over. Here is the answer! To our surprise, a garden began to grow. The seed packs meant for a customer sprouted up in the bag of topsoil we left behind. The untrimmed tree burst through the window and a family of cardinals has made a new home. A desk took root and became a part of the landscape. How do we reclaim our workspace? Maybe we won't! We'll take our paperwork elsewhere and allow this garden the life it deserves.'
The tree trunk on the right grew up through the floor. There are grasses growing out the top of the computer and the keyboard. On the left, is a chest of drawers with bulbs growing in the drawers. Also on the very right you can see the cardinals. They are a little more visible in the picture below.
This was part of the bonsai exhibit. I've always enjoyed seeing bonsai, and someday when I have time, space, and a lot more patience, I may give it a try.
The pictures above and below are of a really neat pond arrangement. The plants in the water were fastened to the bottom somehow so that they wouldn't float away. In the center was a Japanese Maple tree. I really liked the signs they used to label the plants. You can see one in the picture below.
The picture below amuses me immensely. This display is by General Motors. I find it rather funny to see a couple of cars surrounded by bulbs and flowers. Not exactly a natural landscape.
This wall of Petunias uses a system I've been reading about lately, and have been curious to see how it works. There was another display using this system, but it all grass, and not overly exciting.
I really enjoyed Gardenscape, and hope to go next year. I hope you enjoyed my photos. Happy GTS!