I learned a new word, "xeriscaping", the word of the future
- or should that be now?
This exhibitor is from Domboshava, a village just north of Harare
I was photographing the exhibits, when this guy rushed up to have his photo taken. He had an amazing array of great ideas in keeping with the theme of the the show, and, although we didn't discover who won any of the prizes on offer, I am sure he was in the running.
Here is another idea of his ideas, using guttering...
...and another, using plastic water bottles
I thought this, by another exhibitor, was a good idea for using old worn out tyres
Of course, vertical gardening is well known as a way to use less water, and there were two in particular that I liked.
...this one, using a lattice frame...
...and this one using discarded pallets
This was a much-admired, and popular idea, with an intricate watering system
Here is a close up of the above, that shows the watering tubes, leading from the
main water supply on top of the stack
There was also a section for Floral Designers. They had a particular theme: High Tea with an Up-Cycled Twist. Think: Pretty, floral afternoon Tea with a non-traditional twist of up-cycling, recycling or repurposing old, used or damaged objects to create a beautiful, thought-provoking table display.
Very pretty afternoon tea.
All in all, a wonderful day. Thank you Mary for hosting us, and making our stay such fun!