Through Laura’s Lens: Tail End of a Breeze

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Hey, Flower Show fans. How about a quick poetry break?

“I always love to come to this place; to rest, to dream…
It is when I open my eyes, and see it is gone,
I remember it only exists
on the tail end of a breeze.”

–Emily M. Cook

Nice, right? It certainly sets the tone for the tropical retreat created by Mark Cook Landscape Design (and it was written by his wife). Approaching this exhibit feels like stepping from the water, onto the sand, and into an intimate setting. Surrounded by many plant varieties, you can retreat down a boardwalk to a hidden pergola buried in the tropical forest.

This pergola has elicited oohs and aahs from Flower Show visitors and proves that Mark is equally handy with saws and hammers as he is clippers and shovels. If you attended the 2011 Show, you may remember the charming yellow shed he built to support the Parisian theme, or the year before when he made a rustic clubhouse with all sorts of off-kilter angles.

Catch the tail end of the breeze and enjoy the exquisite details of Mark Cook’s exhibit. Catch the tail end of the Flower Show today, 8 am – 6 pm.

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