Posted on | March 22, 2011 | 9 Comments
Greg and I went to the Boston Flower & Garden show on Saturday afternoon which probably wasn’t the best time of day to attend. I have a low tolerance for crowded spaces; we checked out the main landscape displays but skipped the retail booths.
Peter R. Sadeck’s display won Best In Show. A beautiful wood slice path wound through a landscape of mossy tree stumps, rocks and ferns. The indoor landscape was completely convincing and had me wondering if we had been suddenly transported the woods of New Hampshire. Beautiful owls, a turkey vulture and a falcon sat peacefully perched on tree stumps; surprising the crowd when they suddenly moved. The owl above was my favorite, so freakin cute!
In 2008, I spotted a similar walkway at Portland’s Flower Show designed by Landmarcs. Am I sensing a wood slice trend? Sadeck’s slices were much larger, thicker, and looked like they were laid using dirt and moss. Both examples are stunning and would be amazing paths for a garden in the woods.