05 Mar Home & Garden Show Tumbles Our Compost, Flashes Its Protea for Plant Lovers
When the Spring Home & Garden Show rolled into town last weekend, we made a beeline for the Del Mar Fairgrounds and jumped right into the flower-hungry fray.
It was our first time at the exhibition. Initially fearing it would skew more “home” (that is, the dreaded contempo ’90s home) than garden, we were thrilled to find the place lousy with bromeliads and modern design. We trawled the stalls for over four hours, discovering South African protea in shades of neon, a chicken coop with a roof that grows wheatgrass, and a lineup of prize camellias that would have made Eudory Welty proud.
The vertical garden thing? Yes, it’s still at a critical mass — but with some ingenious variations that got us excited about the trend again. We also stumbled into some ocean-friendly landscaping, a seed bank selling heirloom Armenian cucumbers, and a sweet Swede with an innovative compost tumbler.
After hours of schlepping soil and brochures, we put our feet up on some cheerfully colored, Turkish-inspired outdoor seating designed by a new local company.
Read the full report below!
Dig this story? Be the first to read what’s sprouting — just click here to add our RSS feed to your reader.