We would personally like to thank each and every one of you for attending this year’s show. It may seem that all that is left are the memories from the 2018 Philly Home & Garden Show, but oh what memories this Landscape Contractor has taken away from this year’s event! We certainly hope that is true for everyone that attended. From ponds, to waterfalls, spring flowers, turtles, fish, pizza oven, patio, pergola, outdoor beer taps and a Moon Gate Arch to crown the booth; Turpin Landscape pulled out all the stops!
Each year we at Turpin try our best to bring a stunner of a backyard paradise right to the entrance of the Philly Home & Garden Show in Oaks, PA. We start with building the waterfalls on a sixteen foot open trailer. On this trailer we are able to start the pond and waterfall construction in-house. Additionally, we used a sixteen foot flatbed hook truck container as the base for the pergola, bar and irregular flagstone patio. This allows us to start work here in Coatesville; then once we arrive at the Convention Center in Oaks, PA we have an excellent foundation ready to go.
Our experienced team definitely has the vision to turn yards of any size into an outdoor paradise. Heck if we can build one on the concrete floor of a convention center using open trailers, you better believe we can work with any type of property. Be it large or postage stamp size, there are always numerous ways to update your own property. Although every property has its own particularities; often what makes a property unique is where we focus our greatest creativity. So don’t struggle over a wet side yard and rocky front yard, or think that the steep backyard terrain is without possibilities. To the contrary; that steep terrain would be the perfect setting for a gurgling pondless waterfall that cascades amidst boulders producing the lulling sounds of water all year long and addition of water will attract song birds and other wildlife!
This year we heard repeatedly that the scent of spring filled the air as people meandered through the display. The heavenly scent that filled the air was due to more than two hundred bulbs that where artfully placed throughout the extensively landscaped 35 x 35 foot booth. We are pretty sure the hyacinths where the heady intoxicating perfume that had all who attended thinking that Easter was right around the corner, not two months away! From pink and red tulips, to purple hyacinths and yellow daffodils, spring appeared to have sprung upon us overnight! Add to the bulbs, three hundred perennials, fifty aquatic plants with dozens of trees and shrubs and this faux backyard paradise was spectacular!
Always a stand out in the Landscaping Contractors booth, with its extremely vibrant red bark, the Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’ or Japanese Coral Bark Maple is a true show stopper. Most have never seen such a flamboyant red bark that provides your garden with spectacular winter interest. Another plant worth mentioning is Hellebores or Lenten Rose, in which there were three varieties in full bloom and enough emerging buds to keep flowering for months to come. They are an evergreen perennial that look great when planted beneath trees such as the Coral Bark Maple and accompanied by spring flowering bulbs.
All this work cumulates into once again being chosen as “Philly Home & Garden Show 2018 Best in Show Award”, truly an honor for this Landscape Contractor! We hope you enjoy some of the photos that we are sharing with you. Many are from our Friday Night Spring Preview Party where we welcomed our friends both old and new to enjoy a sneak-peek at our garden oasis.
Lastly, we would like to invite you to join us on our Extraordinary Pond Tours. These tours will provide you with a temporary escape from the stresses of your day and transport you to lush, green foliage, accompanied by stunning blue vistas of ponds and pondless waterfalls. These gems of a tour come three times a season. First is our Garden Tour, always scheduled for the last Saturday of June, our Water Garden Weekend Tour, scheduled for the last weekend in July and our ever popular Evening Water Garden Tour that takes place on the last Saturday evening n September. If it is not enough that these tours will take you to over 50 properties all sporting water features of some sort but, the very best part of these tours is that they benefit the Chester County Food Bank and all of the wonderful work they do in the community. So please consider joining us on the bus or navigate yourself through the rolling hills of Chester County and beyond while you help ensure that needy families can continue to rely on the Chester County Food Bank for nutritious food.
Thank you again to all who visited us at the Philly Home & Garden Show in Oaks, we enjoyed meeting all of you.