Finally made it to the Home and Garden show today! It's one of my favorite things to do here in Columbus. But let's put the emphasis where it belongs, shall we? To me, it's a garden show. I usually only go to see the garden displays and exhibits. Sometimes I don't even look at the home center, but this year I did.
A Hocking Hills Garden, I echo her sentiment that the arrangement was excellent. Having the vendors all along the edges of the gardens made sense. However, several of the most popular vendors were not there this year, and I found that to be a huge disappointment. I'm curious what happened, because the booths I refer to were always crowded with people. Did the booth rental fees get too high? Were they not invited? If anyone knows the truth, I'd like to know too. And why does it have to be so dark in there? Really, it seems silly. The vendors have plenty of light, but the gardens are all in darkness. It makes it impossible to get any really good photos. Seriously folks, what is the reason for this? I think the gardens would actually look even more beautiful with lots of light on them, like a sunny spring day! Needless to say, most of my photos have been edited to show brighter than they actually were. Here is a mock up of our beloved Franklin Park Conservatory, and this is an unedited photo, with a flash.