Boston Flower Show 2018 posts:
- Introduction: Details about the show this year
- Edible Gardening: Display elements that feature food crops and seeds
- The Main Displays: Highlights of 13 major garden exhibits
- Floral Displays and Selected Vendors
[For introductory information on the 2018 Boston Flower Show, please check out the Intro post!]
There are always about a dozen floral design competitions hosted by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, plus a judged photography exhibit overseen by Mass Hort, both with set themes such as — this year — Swan Boats, Opening Day!, Field of Green, St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed, and so on.
These were my favourites.
I don’t spend much time in the vendor aisles (which take up more floor space than the garden exhibits unfortunately), except to taste the wares, which this year included delectable cracked green and kalamata olives; sweet and savory jellies; interesting sweet, savory, and salty cookies; dried cranberries; herbal dips, dressings, and marinades; olive oils and vinegars; honey. Usually there are also teas, smoothies, and wines but there were no drinks to sample this time, .
Herewith, the handful of vendors (besides the seed company I noted in the edible gardening section) that amused me or offered something I thought was interesting, delicious, or useful:
Finally, these roses for sale were just sweet.
Featured image at top of page: painting of Narragansett lager beer for sale: Made on Honor, Sold on Merit.