Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall Home and Garden Show

I always enjoy the relaxed pace of the fall Home and Garden show. It's a slow season at the store, our fall booth is less grandiose, with the lack of pressure there is time to socialize. I enjoyed catching up with old friends, and chatting with the exhibitioners.

The Bartlett booth was very informative, they had some great props showing tree damages, and diseases, and well educated staff answering tree questions. They kindly let me take pictures, so I could post their examples, showing the effects of topping, planting root bound trees, girdling, and diseases.

Integral Design was there with examples of their work. I have worked a couple projects with this firm, and they are a pleasure to deal with.
I met the friendly owners of Earthworks, this hardworking duo and company already have completed an impressive portfolio of work. I look forward to seeing their company grow and expand.

Our booth was next to the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centers booth. This group is very active in local outreach. They have the best compost pamphlets, website, interpretive demonstration centre, and knowledgable volunteers. They are definately the "go to" folks for composting, and diverting organic materials from the landfill.

Last but not least here is our little booth. I partnered up with Gardenscapes, you can see "big" John in the pic. I colaborate on John's projects on a regular basis. He says, he does the heavy lifting, and I make it pretty. John has great vision,and is very talented at seeing the potential of a landscape. You can check out pics posted on his web site, from his extensive portfolio of projects.

I introduced next seasons fun Face Pots pottery collection. I grabbed the demo examples from the Canwest Horticultural Show this fall, and will receive a full shipment for the store in early Spring.