That's the name of a small, little-noticed exhibit at the flower show that bears checking out. Michael Petrie has designed a dandy scene for Einstein Healthcare Network, a show sponsor, in spot #30 that's dedicated to horticulture as therapy. After a winter like this? Are you kidding? Can't count the number of references to the winter of 2014 I've overheard at the show. Whew.
Michael has installed a small reflecting pool surrounded by geometic containers and a moss garden. (Lots of moss at the show this year.) You'll see bonsai and evergreens and elephant ears with plenty of interesting textures and shapes. It's a sweet spot.
This morning I caught up with George Ford - "call me Wally" - and his wife Louise, from Roanoke, Va., at the Einstein exhibit. This is their fourth flower show. They shared their secret for avoiding crowds - come in the door and go left. Most people go right. Or come at night.
We chatted a bit about the therapeutic effects of gardening. Louise has been doing it for years but George - I mean, now that we're buds, Wally is a retired general surgeon and knows a thing or two about stress. He's new to gardening but just as devoted as Louise is. "I've been telling him for years," she says. (Wives - partners - always know best, don't they?)