Plant & Flower Shows

Garden & Flower Show 2015

Today I traveled to a Garden & Flower show held at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York.  The show was huge and showcased plant displays, indoor/outdoor garden vendors selling plants & supplies, wineries, and countless varieties of arts/crafts.  The following are just a few of my favorites out of dozens of photos I took while wandering about.  Sadly no carnivorous plants were at the show.

Slipper Orchid
Slipper orchid displayed by the Northeastern NY Orchid Society. http://www.nenyos.org
Orchid presented by the Northeastern NY Orchid Society.  www.nenyos.org
Orchid presented by the Northeastern NY Orchid Society. http://www.nenyos.org
Collection of orchids presented by Northeastern NY Orchid Society. www.nenyos.org
Collection of orchids presented by Northeastern NY Orchid Society. http://www.nenyos.org
Presented by Northeastern NY Orchid Society www.nenyos.org
Presented by Northeastern NY Orchid Society http://www.nenyos.org
Very cool sand castle.  Artist's webpage can be found written in the sand.
Very cool sand castle. Artist’s webpage can be found written in the sand.
Beautiful Cacti & Succulent Garden
Beautiful Cacti & Succulent Garden

While wandering around I discovered a vendor called The Violet Barn and they sell some pretty neat varieties of African Violets and other houseplants.  They claim to favor more unique and uncommon varieties of these plants.  They were also very nice folks to deal with.  I decided to take these 2 home with me.

African Violet "Rob's Boolaroo" purchased from the nice folks working the vendor table for www.violetbarn.com
African Violet “Rob’s Boolaroo” purchased from the nice folks working the vendor table for http://www.violetbarn.com. This is a “trailing” variety of African Violet and will spread out laterally.
African Violet "Pretty Poison" purchased from the nice folks working the vendor table for www.violetbarn.com
African Violet “Pretty Poison” purchased from the nice folks working the vendor table for http://www.violetbarn.com

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