Sunday, April 12, 2015

San Francisco Flower & Garden Show 2015 part 1

A lot of things have been going on lately here at Sweetstuff's.  Things are coming out of hibernation and so am I.  Except I am awaiting another back and neck ablation.  Then in 4 weeks I will be roaring for digging and major planting!  Woohoo!

I just came back from vacation with our best friends to the San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay area.  I will be posting about that and my visits to GROW in Cambria and The Garden Gallery in Morro Bay.  What beautiful places.  So stay tuned.

But first let's look at the retail area at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show this year.  A lot of the same vendors made their appearance which was good to see.  Must have been good business last year.  I saw lots of people carrying their load of goodies to be held in the Holding Area.  Great idea!  This year I went with my sister and we had lots of stuff being held!  LOL

Succulent Gardens and books

My first stop is always the huge Succulent Gardens booth!  As usual it was stock full of goodies and people were filling their cardboard boxes with plants!

Succulent Gardens 1

Look at all the healthy plants, just waiting to be bought!


Wegman's Nursery 1

Right behind the booth for Succulent Gardens was Wegman's Nursery.  I was intrigued by all the cool topiary they had.  So many shapes!  They had some great plants also.


Sticky Situation

The Sticky Situation cactus company was there.  They came from Arizona with some incredible plants.  I went home with a crazy looking Euphorbia.  I will show you that on a later post.


Orchic Fiori D'Amore

Orchid Fiori D'Amore was there with their amazing orchids.  I bought one last year that smells like chocolate..  It is blooming right now.  Now that I see the photo I should have gone inside and looked at the large snail shells in the back.  I bought three last year that hang on a metal hook.  Dang it!


Hang a Pot

I love these Hang a Pot thingy's!  You can hammer then in a fence and easy peasy hang your pot!


Fairy Gardens

At one end of the Fiesta Hall kids could go to a cool area and work on Fairy Gardens.  This is an example of one and it's in a booth of which I don't have the name sorry to say.  Lot's of cool fairy stuff.

Now there were many more booths.  Lot's of raised garden beds.  (Pretty expensive)  Aloe lotion for your body, garden tools and lot's of other things for your garden experience.  If I show'd you every one though you would be bored.

Orchids

Type of puya

Check out this cool plant.  It's a puya.  Should have gotten one.


Mark Muradian pots

  Mark Muradian had a booth with his fabulous pots!  Every one wants one.  My sister and I went home with one.


Mark Muradian pots

Aren't these gorgeous!


Mark Murean pot

This is the pot I bought.  I put Graptoveria Fred Ives.  I think it is a good match.


Garden Design

Our friends from Garden Design were there.  So I had to stage this shot.  It's a great publication.  If you don't get it you might want to consider it.


Debra Lee Baldwin

Debra Lee Baldwin was there with a wonderful presentation each day!  Lot's of great speakers and demo's.  Not enough time in a day to shop and go to these extra events.  Ack!  LOL


Garden Art by Marissa Motto

This was cool Garden Art by Marissa Motto!  Very cute!


Glass Gardens NW

Right next door was this eye popping garden glass by Glass Gardens NW!  There were a few booths with garden glass but this was very cool.


Katy LaReau

But this booth and the brilliant designs by Katy LaReau had me entranced.  I had to buy a small flower.  Would have liked a bug but pretty expensive.


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I will leave you with this shot I took of this gorgeous Bilbergia nutans flower.  I didn't think it was real until I got up close!

Until next time!


It's Another Beautiful Day!

5 comments:

Mark and Gaz said...

Those bilbergia blooms look fake but they're not, fab! So many things to be tempted with in the show! Btw, hope all goes well with your ablation :)

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Thanks Mark and Gaz!

michaele said...

I think it's possible that I would have self combusted from the excitement of being amongst so much awesome stuff. Great choice of container that you treated yourself to.
Wishing you a speedy recovery from your upcoming procedure.

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

You are so cute! Thank you so much Michaele!

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

You are so cute! Thank you so much Michaele!