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Our AMAAAZING Spring Party!

13 Apr

Donkeys and owls and dragons – OH MY!

Big, BIG thanks go out to all our gardening friends, who made this year’s Spring Party the biggest, best and funnest EVER!

And a beautiful day was had by all!

A beautiful day was had by all!

We were so lucky to have incredibly Springy weather with blue skies and big puffy clouds – a perfect setting for a weekend of fun, flowers and extreme silliness.

The day started out with our Cuckoo Mookoo Costume Contest and we have to say, the costumes this year were INCREDIBLE. Octavius Seymour the Owl, Snappy the Snap-Dragon and the beautiful Bachelor Buttoness to name just a few!

The Wild Bunch

Snappy the Snap-Dragon and Friends

The Owl and the Fairy

Octavius the Owl and the Spring Fairy

Costume Winner ! "Bachelor Button" dress made from crepe paper !

The Marquesa of Bachelor Buttons - in a handmade dress of crepe paper! Incredible!

How lucky were we to also have two outstanding speakers – Kate Frey and Amy Stewart. Both talks drew big crowds and were packed with so much good information on habitat gardens (Kate) and eeeeevil plants (Amy).

Pollinator Talk!

Pollinator crusader Kate Frey told us all how to bring more pollinators to our gardens.

Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart's talk about wicked plants had us itching to put on gloves and goggles before gardening.

And what’s a party without a few surprises? Cassie of Gardengirl Farms brought adoptable chickens and bunnies and Michael Layefsky, aerial photography enthusiast and gardener, showed up to take pictures of all the shenanigans with a camera attached to a 25-foot pole.

Look up & say CHEESE!

Aerial pole photography rig. Cool!

there we are!

Here we are! Photo courtesy Michael Layefsky.

Young and old were delighted when the cutest miniature donkey named Little Willow walked through the gate, all dressed in flowers for the costume contest.

costume Winner! Little Willow and Mama Willow.

Little Willow the Donkey with her mom Willow.

Unquestionably, the most fun happens at the games! First up was the Supermarket Sweep raffle – where two lucky people win 15 minutes of FREE SHOPPING! We like to see their little red carts piled as high as they can go!

Saturday sweepers with their haul

Saturday's Winners and their haul!

And where else can you become a Gardening Olympiad for how fast you can coil a hose or how accurately you can fling extremely lifelike pieces of cat-poo? Speed and teambuilding are tickets to success for winning the Snail-in-the-Spoon Relay Race.

Zoom!

A burst of speed from a Snail Relay contestant.

Wrastler

$#%&@#!!!!!

Cat Poo Toss - Fierce Competition

Intense concentration and focus during the Cat Poo Toss for Accuracy.

All in all it was a joyous day where everyone could let loose, laugh, play and celebrate another glorious Spring! Yay!

Spring Fairy!

 

See lots more funny photos in our AMAZING SPRING PARTY SLIDESHOW!


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