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2007 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

Here are a few snippets from this year’s show. The standouts for me were the really fabulous succulents, bromeliads, orchids and grasses. I managed to exercise self-restraint and only walked away with three 4″ plants from the Annie’s Annuals booth.

Missed the seminars and was especially bummed that I missed Amy Stewart… again. Also bummed to have missed Keeyla Meadows and Annie of Annie’s Annuals.

Welcome to the Cow Palace, where the lighting is famously ghastly, yet the bathrooms are sparkling clean.


If you have a weakness for summer bulbs like lilies, dahlias, callas and more… you’ll be a quivering mess when you enter the Plant Market.

More orchids!

Proven Bromeliads for Bay Area Gardens by the Bromeliad Society of San Francisco, featured super cool bromeliads and took home a Gold Medal. Congrats.

Flower lights

American Institute of Floral Design
Eye Candy – Crystal Award


Greenlee Nursery and partners

The Metropolitan Meadow: Driving Towards a Solution –

Gold Award, American Horticultural Society Environmental Award,
Garden Designers’ Award

I was impressed with how well this garden re-created a grassy meadow feel. It had a natural, ever-so-slightly haphazard look that made it look like undesigned design.

Oh, and in case you didn’t notice, there’s a giant red car plopped in the middle of the garden.

“Under the Sea”
by Organic Mechanics

Fabulous plants, but you ain’t gettin’ me in that shell chair. Ouch! Congrats on winning Best of Show!

Old World – New World Crystal Award
Would you like a martini next to a copper fountain while sitting on a tractor seat?

Or would you prefer red wine out of a jar? I’m a wine out of a jar kind of gal… Add some nice cheeses, cool music and it’s a party!

Very striking. Conceptual gardens normally bug me, but I really like this one.