Garden Shows!

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I recently checked something off my bucket list which was the San Francisco Flower and Garden show.  Now, don't confuse shows like this with those home improvement shows that you see popping up all over.  Those shows are really just different contractors, vendors and retailers who are selling their wares or services.  Garden shows like the San Francisco Flower and Garden show is only about gardens.  There are beautiful displays by landscape designers which were spectacular.     Now, there were a few odd booths of sellers that were not linked to gardens.  But, for the most part, it was all about gardens and for gardeners!  Folks selling their wares, art and tools.   And, of course lots of growers selling their plants. I also was able to attend some…
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A pirate ship sets sail in Hawaii

A pirate ship sets sail in Hawaii

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Over the years, I have become known for creating children's playgrounds. Not only in schools but in private residences as well. It is one of my favorite things to be involved in. I love to customize them for the family that will be enjoying it. Maybe because I have so much experience in it? My own children enjoyed our yard that was created for the simple pleasures of childhood; sandboxes, mud holes, ponds, veggie teepees, swings, playhouses and my personal favorite, fairy gardens. The yard evolved over time to fit their age. Was our yard perfect? No, far from it, but they had a chance to swing, ride a trike, get dirty. As they got older, we included a basketball court, a trampoline and a firepit when they were teens.…
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