This is the first of several posts about the fabulous San Francisco Garden Show which I’ve been attending this entire week (it runs through Sunday, so if you’re in the area and haven’t been yet – HURRY UP!! What are you waiting for!!)
Since there’s a ton of us garden writers at this show (thanks to the coordination of Laura Schaub, the show’s official PR Maven), instead of writing reviews about my favorite gardens, I’ll just try and capture different elements about the show that I found interesting.
The first is the abundant use of metal this year. For whatever reason, I have a particular fondness for metal and am always attracted to anything with chunky, rusty metal in it. And if it’s been re-purposed, then it’s all the better!
From the cattail sculptures ….. …..to the many Steel Planter boxes I saw
I think one of my favorites was the Creole Garden’s gate, constructed out of rebar with musical notes throughout it…some planted with succulents, some empty. It was difficult to photograph, but I gave it a shot.
I met Gina Nash, with Experienced Materials, one of the coolest metal sculpture artists I’ve seen, where she sold things like this rainbarrel. No, not an ugly bright red plastic one, but one with this beautiful metal art on the side of it.
Or, these great light fixtures which not only look gorgeous, but cast beautiful shadows on the wall. And all for about $85 bucks!! (psst…get ’em while you can – I heard she’s raising her prices next year!)
Thanks for stopping by! I’m heading back up there again tomorrow, with another post to follow! Hope to see you there…