What I’ve Been Up To, Part 2
Continuing to play catch up…
Cincinnati Flower and Garden Show
In mid-April, I went to my second Cincinnati Flower and Garden Show. The event is inspirational, and I find that I learn about more plants and new design ideas, and color, texture, and height combinations. I especially look for ideas for hanging baskets and containers. Our yard is small and therefore provides many challenging design considerations, calling for some extra creativity.
Here are some of the displays I particularly liked (click a thumbnail for a larger version):
You can see more photos in my Facebook album.
This year I heard a talk on container gardening by a local gardening expert/celebrity, Ron Wilson. I love talking plants, but don’t have many people who share my energy for the topic so it was lovely to be surrounded by other horticultural hobbyists.
Spring Pottery Fair
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been to the annual Spring Pottery Fair — but at least four times. This year’s fair was on May 1st. It’s always a good time, even when I just go by myself. Last year I decided I would start a collection of mugs made by local artists, and I bought these beauties made by J. Will:
This year I came away with these two lovelies from artist Dennis Allen, who specializes in wood-fired stoneware:
On May 8th, two girlfriends and I went to see Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. I have long been a fan of the movie version, and enjoy this play more than more widely popular The Importance of Being Earnest. It was a great rendition, and Lord Goring in particular was brilliantly portrayed.
We went out to dinner beforehand at It’s Just Crepes on Court Street, and had some fun taking pictures: