The whole family hit the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show this afternoon, and we had a really fun time! There were tons of booths to browse through and a bunch of huge, beautiful displays that almost made you forget they were set up indoors.
This pretty fella greets you at the entrance!
Many of the displays were filled with great gardening ideas. I really wish someone would magically appear in my backyard and set a few of these up.
A more rustic-looking raised bed.
Definitely a more modern approach to raised beds.
I really want one like this for lettuces someday! (I’m pretty sure I saw that in a magazine once.)
The kids really enjoyed exploring. Their little eyes were drawn to every booth filled with garden decorations, along with bigger outdoor features.
Kayla and Ava by a rustic smokehouse.
Kendall and Ava, peeking through an extremely expensive teak sculpture.
Everyone dug the big wooden glider, which sells for about $500, I think.
The chicken coop was wildly popular, although the birds inside were fake. There was one there with real birds, however.
Some of the displays were downright drool-worthy! My yard is huge but certainly not flat by any means, so even if I won the lottery someday, I’d have to move to get any of this … well, except maybe that wine wall.
I think this was something like a gas chimnea with multicolored flames.
A garden wine wall — now we’re talking!
Ooh la la, outdoor dining near a fountain wall.
Just wow. Clearly for the chi chi set. I could only dream for this kind of pond in my yard!
An outdoor margarita station! Now that’s my speed.
Pretty sure my husband flinched in fear at this one, thinking I’d want it immediately.
All in all, I’m really glad we went (and that they didn’t provide shopping carts, because I could have really filled one up). The show is open Sunday, too, so check it out folks!
A stand of trees, planted indoors.
An old time cooling pond.