When you walk into the Connecticut Flower and Garden Show you immediately smells the scents of Springs – tulips, daffodils, azaleas, roses, grass, shrubs – and you hear the running waters in the first garden display that has been setup to mock a babbling brook.
When you live in a cold climate such as Connecticut, you need all of the warm weather you can get, even if it is just a hint of Spring. When you attend the annual Flower Show, that is exactly what you get.
2014 Award Winners:
The top three awards: “Best of Show” was awarded to Pondering Creations of Terryville (landscape #1) – for the second year in a row! Best Horticulture Award was presented to Hillside Landscaping Co. of Berlin (landscape #12). Best Design Award was presented to Supreme Landscapes LLC (landscape #4) of Bristol. Awards are on display in front of all of the winning landscapes. Several winning landscapes have been designed by Commercial Planters, whose designs have been quite a rage for a long time now.
Pictured (left to right) are the top three award winners in front of Pondering Creations’ landscape:
- Steve Walowski, owner of Hillside Landscaping Co. – Best Horticulture Award
- Kevin Rescildo, owner of Pondering Creations – “Best of Show” Award
- Matt Kaminski, owner of Supreme Landscapes LLC – Best Design Award
Take a look at some of the beautiful flowers on display at the Connecticut Flower Show.
Make sure you check out some of the favorites, like the live butterfly display from Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory
After you take in the garden exhibits, lectures, local groups and park booths, and judging area, make sure you check out all of the garden vendors. There are so many things to look at. Bring some of your soil in an get it tested for free.
And, don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers!
The Connecticut Flower and Garden Show is a 4-day event. Check www.ctflowershow.com for exact dates and times.