So, there are definitely parts of the California State Fair I appreciate the most - I am a sucker for calorie-laden, 'bad-for-you' fair food and of course anything resembling plants or some gardening inspiration. Here are some of the sights, smells and tastes from today's annual pilgrimage to the California State Fair:
Nope, not bamboo (I know, you are shocked). Isn't this a beautiful display? I've never seen a corn plant look so perfect.
I was amazed by the number of butterflies by the Farm exhibit.
A perfect example of Bambusa oldhamii 'Giant Clumping Timber Bamboo'. I actually sought out this photo as a I remember it from last year. Bambusa oldhamii 'Giant Clumping Timber Bamboo' is ideal for Sacramento's climate.
Beautiful example of orchids from the Sacramento Orchid Society. This was in the greenhouse display near the fish exhibit.
Couldn't grow one to save my life, but I do love orchids.
The sign says, 'You can grow Orchids.' Ironically enough.
Leafy greens grown with hydroponics.
Bell Peppers growing in pure perlite.
The 'Garden in a Wheelbarrow' entries.
Nice choice for a 'Giant Bug' exhibit.
In the Youth Art Building. I was a bit partial. I wonder why?
A 'Whale Tale' metal sculpture with benches inside. My kids said we should buy it for our backyard. Sure, why not.
The 'Breakfast of Champions'!
Hope you enjoyed my adventures at the California State Fair.
Mad Man Bamboo - Rocklin, CA