Madison Garden Expo

Well folks, garden show season is officially upon us. Noel, Judy and I spent last weekend at the Alliant Energy Center exhibiting for the Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo. As always, we had a great time.

Unless you’ve been living in a cave (or maybe just a different state), you should know that this year, Wisconsin has had one of the coldest, snowiest winters on record. Last weekend was particularly brutal. Temperatures were below zero (that’s minus 18 or more, to you metric types), and wind chills were up to 40 below. Snow was blowing, and the roads were dangerously icy. But did that stop the die-hard Wisconsin crowd from coming to the garden show? Not a chance. The number of people there on Sunday was certainly on the slim side, but not nearly as slim as I’d expected. Like I said, they’re die hards. I think most people wanted to attend the show just to see and buy things that reminded them of any other season but winter.

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