Today was the first day of the Indianapolis Home and Flower Show at Lucas Oil Stadium. I was there pretty early after opening and so excited to get the chance to attend.
I went last year and enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of this event. It seemed a very good place to talk to the vendors and view the gardens.
Today was cold, windy and rainy…. and I will say it seemed like there were less attending while I was there. I am guessing the big crowds will be there tomorrow and Sunday.
I know Indy has two shows, but I truly enjoy them both and hope everyone will attend this weekend. These vendor put a bunch of time and effort in these lovely gardens.
So what do you see when you attend a show? Lots and lots of stone pavers. I love them…. but they are everywhere. I did notice they had houseplants and bulbs when you first walked in this year. They were wonderful, but I missed the big display of cut flowers and all the different types of blooms. That was fantastic last year. But they did have a bunch of things for sale, and some very nice live plants like herbs, a few perennials and forced bulbs too. Very tempting.
There was some very cool new ideas in “Outdoor Rooms” I just love this granite table with a fire insert… beautiful.
Lots of bulbs…. which makes me wish I planted more of my own…. but there is always next year…. see if I had these many of one kind I would have them in 6 different areas, but look how beautiful. I am sure I don’t have a bare spot big enough for them to fit in….lol.
Cool trends in colors…. and cobalt blue is HOT this year…. we all loved these pots. But I am a blue person… trust me… these would be welcome in my yard.
Good plant combinations…. like lambs ear and plum pudding coral bells…. I have both of these…. but look how good they look together.
Big mature plantings and water features…. I wish all my evergreens were that large.
Thanks so much to all the people involved with the show. I met several of them today, so if you are visiting the site for the first time, thanks for stopping by.
I will be doing another post about some color combinations I noticed today. Look for it next!