Fair Garden

By October 22, 2012 Uncategorized 3 Comments

The gardening show at the Fair was not quite so exciting as the other bits—and contained less deer-butt art—but there were some neat bits. I was very pleased to see a Native Plant Society garden there. (This time of year, everything’s a bit ragged locally.) There were some very…peculiar…little show gardens, about which the less said the better. (Best Use Of Replica Saber-Toothed Tiger Skull oughta be an award, though.) There were some spectacular bonsai trees, including a dogwood that rightfully won every award possible.

And then there was the Great Lawn Flamingo Migration.

Migration…or hunting pack?

I loved this way more than was probably healthy. If I had a huge watery area full of sedges…well. We know what I’d put in it.


  • Tami says:

    Dear Diary,

    Attacked by flamingos today. Escaped unscathed, though they stole my socks. I believe it was the Azalea shaded one, though I can’t be sure. I’ve decided to call him Theodore, after my uncle, who also loved socks.

    Am torn on whether to pack extra socks to distribute during next week’s observation, or to avoid polluting the natural habitat more than necessary.

    Also, pink is a far more menacing color than I had been previously led to believe.

  • Erika says:

    I never trolled through your gardening pages before now, but I love my flamingos and I love seeing this small, potentially predatory pack skulking through your yard!
    This gives me hope that they are not as misunderstood as the general population leads to, oh so often, to believe.