Wednesday, March 10, 2010

San Francisco Flower & Garden Show ... Soon!

Pinchusion Protea ... Leucospermum cordifolium
Celebrating 25 years, the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show will soon be here.
Certainly I'm excited at the thought of seeing this year's show gardens,
and I look forward to perusing all sorts of cool stuff in the Marketplace.
I'll be checking out the seminar schedule to hear experts on a variety of subjects. 

My gal-pal Annie Spiegelman will be speaking on Saturday, March 27th at 11:45.
New York City born and bred - albeit transplanted to California, 
Annie has a new book, Talking Dirt:
 a savvy, informative, and in her own inimitable style, 
irreverent and fun guide to organic gardening

Then there are the plants! 
Hot new plant selections to stir lustful urges in horti green thumbs.

There are new owners on-board for this year's Show, 
and brilliant new features that I can't wait to see up-close.

There's a Victory Garden designed by Tim O'Shea of,

with assistance from The Edible Schoolyard program of the Chez Panisse Foundation.

Nearby displays will lend insight into how edible gardens can be a part of our lives. 

My foodie instincts are engaged, hearing about the Slow Food Plaza.
 The Victory Garden and local farms will provide ingredients for food served to show visitors.
Farm to Table .... a good thing!
Across from the Plaza, look for an outdoor Sculpture Garden and it should be stunning! Luminary artist Topher Delaney is involved,
as is Evan Shively, who turns salvaged wood into beautiful furniture & construction elements, and others, including Inka Biosystems and Luciano Tempo of Living Green.
Stay tuned for more new & views.

March 24 - March 28, 2010 - San Mateo Event Center


  1. Grazie, bella! I look forward to hanging out with you and all our crazy coHorts!

  2. Yikes, that's really coming up soon! Any chance we could all do a blogger meet up?

  3. I expect this will be an astonishing show~gail

  4. Yes! We can't wait! Town Mouse and Country Mouse will me mousing -- well, staffing -- the CNPS booth on Sunday for 2 hours.

    Of course I'm counting on You to report what's worth seeing on Wednesday or Thursday ;->

  5. Well, well, well, we are already very excited to see those photos. I envy you for being in that show and hearing the lectures. It's still so very very hot here yet, so garden shows will wait a bit longer. In fact agricultural lands are now cracked and crops already wilted and died. Many provinces are declared calamity areas, and many dams are now nearing the danger levels. I wonder where in the world the rains are flooding now, hopefully some come in this direction soonest!

  6. I so look forward to your photos Alice! Sounds like a really great show! ;>)

  7. Hello Alice,
    this is a great appetizer. I look forward to Reading more from the show. You'll be the eyes and ears for those of us who can not attend!

    Pat F