So I don't think we're really in the winter doldrums anymore, but if by now you are really feeling the need for green growing things and fresh blooms, take yourself off to one of the many home and garden shows that are going on this time of year. Maryland puts on a good one at the Timonium Fairgrounds near Baltimore. I'd say it's about half garden and half home type stuff, but mostly I just go for the garden displays. Some really wonderful landscapers compete for awards and go all out for this show, turning the "cow palace" into an indoor garden complete with water features, flowers, and seriously large trees. There are also vendors selling any number of garden related items, from orchids, african violets, and bedding plants to statuary, gazebos, and everything in between.
This year, Diddywopps and Keeffers was asked by last year's winning designer to provide art for their focal display garden, and I am proud to have provided a piece that was included! The piece is titled "Dreams of Flight" because although this woman is bound to the earth and incapable of flying away, her heart is pierced by longing, her thoughts are filled with dreams, and her very being is enriched by creatures of the air. (once again, please excuse the poor photography!)
The Maryland Home and Garden Show is being held March 6-8 and 13-15 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. Find out more by going to their web site.