I feel like I need to rinse the palate after my last, slightly acerbic post... so here are pictures of the cutest display of the container garden section. Ravenna Gardens usually take the price in this area, and they didn't make an exception this year, tapping into the world-wide terrarium craze - just as many other things from the 70s, terrariums appear in gardening magazines from Australia to Finland, and in California, Flora Grubb is well-known for her magnificent arrangements.
Ravenna Gardens filled their tiny booth, called the 'Laboratory of the Terrarium Maker', with miniature landscapes in glass vessels from the brand-new minimalistic to the repurposed ornamental. This tiny show garden was trendy, humorous and well executed, and it definitely deserved its Gold Medal for the best container garden. I would love to have one of these!