“Hopefully while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.”
We did make cards this week-end (with the Girl Scouts) but Saturday Jonathan and I went on our annual Mother/Son trip to the Boston Garden Show. We left home in a snowstorm…
But things were looking up after a Starbucks and water detour at the rest stop in Gardiner (and a peek into The Maine Center for Crafts shop. : )
And then lunch at Stonewall Kitchen (the “mother store”) in York. : )
By the time we arrived in Boston, it was sunny and 57 degrees…
Even the trees were flowering! (This is a fringe tree…Jonathan has used them in a couple of landscaping jobs and they are beautiful.)
The theme of this years show was “Romance in the Garden” and there were a lot of roses, and some rose trees!
There were even doves of peace flying around!
My favorite display was not a landscapers exhibit, but a mason/sculptor named Joe Gray. His “Mary and Joseph” statue (actually Natives, but when I mentioned that they reminded me of Mary and Joseph he said that was what a lot of people were telling him), cranes and eagle benches were so beautifully hand crafted, and he was such a kind man. When we asked where he got his tulips (knowing he wasn’t a landscaper), he got out his phone and showed us the nursery and exactly how to get there on our way home. We did stop there, and then we made our annual trip to Williams and Sonoma and the Pottery Barn at the Portland Mall, and then for supper…Pad Thai at a little hole in the wall place (Saeng Thai I think it’s called) we go to on Congress Street. What a truly wonderful day we had! Peace and Flowers, Dawn