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Hipsta SF Garden Show

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Yesterday I braved the pissing down rains and gusty winds to hit up the SF Flower and Garden Show in San Mateo. It’s interesting. Last year’s show was better, but I’m not going to go all Debbie downer here. After taking a couple crappy pictures with the DSLR, I decided to bust out the Hipstamatic to spice things up a little. I’m hoping the blurry, freaky nature of them won’t reveal too much if you plan on going this weekend. Last year I felt like I’d seen the whole show before I even got there. The above pics were taken in the Edible Garden tent (it’s outside the main buildings). I’m not a food grower, but really liked it. Big cabbages + Euphorbias = Cool!

The rockinest gardens of the entire show were all happening in Sproutopia at the Children’s Gardens. The Evil Garden was my fave. Creative first graders stuck googly eyes on all kinds of cacti and made cute little signs like, “saw toothed terrors” (referring to a cute little Faucaria). My succulent loving heart melted.

If you do happen to check out the show on Saturday, be sure to stop by and say hi. I’ll be working at the Annie’s Annuals booth from 2:30 until close. Matti will be wandering around checking out the sites, too. Don’t miss out on Succulent Gardens’ booth (trippy Echeverias top left), Mary Te Selle’s “Home in the Garden” is awesome (top right). I liked the masses of Dudleya in the Pi r Squared garden (bottom left). Not sure what’s going on with the dead dude in the hammock, perhaps a few too many PBR’s?  All my Hipstamatic pics are here on flickr for your viewing pleasure.

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  1. The pics look great! Can’t wait to head up tomorrow morning to check it all out…

  2. like the hipsterizing! funny how they make almost anything look better! enjoy the show!

  3. How nice that children get to participate in the exhibits.

  4. I had the same thought about the dude in the hammock! It was like, “What the hell?”–I didn’t even go in that garden! I loved Pi r Squared, the one with the curvy/slanted stone walls with the monoplantings, and the one designed by students with the cool deck and water feature. I wasn’t there on Saturday or I would’ve met you!!

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