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Thank you for ranting about this perfect flower show, even a little bit.

Disgusted by totally rave reviews about every flower show, garden tour, blah-blah.

Gardening should be held up to the standards of a ballet, concert, move, painting.

Criticism with intellect & love.

It's instructive.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Oooo I like those wire containers. I see some similar in BBC Gardener's World. Gabbions? I think they are called. I have acres of fieldstone that I could use (wishful thinking to actually create though....) The forced plants look nice for us winter starved for plant life but there is always someone who wants that "look" recreated in their yard.

Oh, gabion styled containers! Very nice. I have a little fantasy wherein there are gabion garden beds. I don't know how realistic/do-able that is but I like the look!

It's Kona not Kono and red and black cinder were quite common as gravel mulch in beds and in pathways with or without stepping stones. Da Rubbah Slippas got plenty thick sole. No worries.

Thanks for the overview! Love the pressed flower art, and I'm all for more gabion too... pillars, pots, rock walls, whatever. Nice for a DIY person because you can carry a small load of rocks at a time but end up with a large, sturdy rock feature.

I very much enjoyed the installations this year, but I have to agree that the thematic standards were pretty loose - as always. Maybe that is ok: the one always-Irish display, the azaleas, etc. It would be a great imposition to ask every installer to stick absolutely to the year's theme.

I'm glad the Show is getting such good publicity around the country. On the other hand, I found the crowds, at certain points, completely overwhelming.

Santa Fe has a lovely park in the old rail yards that incorporates gabion low walls with railroad ties left for beds and paths. There is a very large trelis type structure out of what appears to be old phone poles and wire with the start of wisteria. The gabion structure fite very well in the dry landscaping and the industrial reclamation look.

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