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Thought's on CNY Blooms?

Posted by cats39 z5 Upstate NY (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 6, 07 at 13:19

Hi All!

Living just outside of Syracuse made it easy enough form me to attend the first CNY Blooms Flower and Garden Show. Ive got to be candid in saying this was also my first Flower Show as I hadnt really taken Flower Gardening that serious up until a few years. So I never had the need to attend other than the March Home and Garden Show at the Fairgrounds. Unfortunately I stopped going to that one after my first because of all of the commercial vendors.

So Id like to ask for those who might have attended what they personally thought of the CNY Blooms Show? I found it rather refreshing. It was neat and clean and informative. There were a number of nice displays and found everyone to be very helpful in a "Were glad you came!" sort of way.

My wife, daughter and I had the opportunity to listen to Rebecca Kolls and wished she had more time to give as the allotted time they gave her ran by rather quickly. I also had a moment to talk to Terry Ettinger who Hosts our local "Weeders Digest" radio and "Garden Journeys" TV Shows. He as well as others are hoping it will continue to grow. So will wait and see what next year brings.

I dont have the best of photos as there was a pretty good crowd on Sat and it was difficult to get any full view shots. But Ive pasted a few images below. The Show at least helps one to think of Spring if you didnt have to look outside.

Spring how far can it be? ( I know they hang out) and I did have a pair of Robins for the first time since Jan in the backyard on Fri and yesterday morning before the "big blow of zero and below came back" I saw a solitary Turkey Vulture which I thought was rather unusual for this time of year considering the cold temps.

So as a novice Gardner and Show goer what did you think of CNY BLooms?

Regards Jim

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RE: Thought's on CNY Blooms?

Jim since I am a little far from there I didn't attend but I have to tell you that your photos of the displays are beautiful. I have attended Plantasia here in Buffalo a couple of times and I wish they had less commercialism. I understand that the Home and Garden shows are even worse.


RE: Thought's on CNY Blooms?

I was there on Saturday also and thought they did a fantastic job for their first year. I attend the Rochester show regularly and I hope Syracuse is as successful as their show is.

I was a little nervous that it was going to be at the OnCenter, but I think it was a great location for the show (the free parking didn't hurt either). I hope that more local nurseries take advantage next year and set up booths. Hopefully next year they can have the seminars in separate rooms to make it easier to hear the speakers and also so it is easier to view slide show presentations and such.

Your wife and daughter look very familiar to me. I must have seen them when I was there.

I took pictures also, if anyone wants to take a peek.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pics of CNY Blooms

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