Man, I love the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show. Our family likes it, so obviously Evelyn does too.
She even liked meeting this bee!
I promise. She actually had her Granddad take her out several times to go looking for the bee again.
She also saw real bees.
And had honey ice cream.
I love the exhibits! Yes, it's a fountain piano.
Succulents. Succulents everywhere.
It's a robot made of flower pots!
It's a flapper with flowers in her hair pouring flowers into champagne glasses!
It's a thing made to scare away birds made of birdseed! And also maybe nightmares.
(But I did like how this display had lots of vegetables. Vegetables are pretty!)
The Extension Service celebrates 100 years of awesomeness this year!
Also, there was a guy making balloon things. Evelyn was very excited to talk about her puppy dog. "I chose the color! I chose blue! He made this for me!"
He also made this for her.
She loved her crown.
Not pictured: lunch with Sara Bodie (who wore a vintage Flower and Garden Show t-shirt) and her friend, Evelyn conducting electricity through her hair like a champion, our friend Thomas and his ever-impressive landscaping plans, the few little terrarium plants I bought, and Mom. I swear Mom was there for this. She was usually off listening to demonstrations, asking questions, talking about this killer winter, and buying things. She and Evelyn have a lot of seeds to plant very, very soon and I'm super excited about that for them.
I didn't get really carried away with wild planting plans this year. Our space is limited and the community garden is gone and I know my container gardening limits.
Which is why we have a terrarium now!