Garden Show

 This post, “Garden Show” was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 

We had a great time at the Garden Show that was held in the Botanical Gardens at City Park.  The Rose Garden (pictured above) was gorgeous.  Even I was surprised at how many plants were in bloom.  New Orleans is only about 30 miles south of us, but it is a zone higher.  Their Louisiana Irises were in full bloom, and ours are just showing buds.  Lilies were blooming, and ours are hardly showing buds.  There were many more examples of their being ahead of the northshore when it comes to bloom times.

The picture below shows a spring flower bed in all its glory.  The timing of the show could not have been better.  All the visitors got a great view of what can be done in the fall to make spring spectacular.

This is a picture of a bed backing up one of the many beautiful statues that are in the Gardens.  Even with all the thunderstorms we had last night, the gardens were wonderful. 

I did restrain myself and didn’t buy too many plants like I did at the fall show.  I just bought two rex begonias and some daylilies.  I’ll show pictures of them and other sections of the Gardens on another post.  Right now it is off to take a hot shower and then do some reading in bed.  It has been a long day.




  1. Phillip said,

    April 5, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    It looks really beautiful. Did the N.O. Botanical Garden sustain much damage from Hurricane Katrina?

  2. Jan said,

    April 6, 2008 at 8:05 am

    Oh, yes, the Gardens did have a tremendous amount of damage. Water everywhere that stayed for a long time. If you click on the link above, you can see the pictures of the damage Katrina did.

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