2009 Orchard in Bloom Display

The Award Winners are back....

Orchard in Bloom Garden Show
May 1, 2, 3, 2009

This year the layout reaches new heights - a second level has been added! Design Chief Jeff Carter came up with a railroad that includes both a mountain and an operating water feature. All in a railroad that will be set up and removed in 7 days! Now, what is your excuse for not having your railroad running yet?

The BIG NEWS - We won the "Peoples Choice" award for Micro Gardens for the second year in a row!

Here's how you do it: 
Monday, April 27, 2009 - Lay down plastic sheets, mountain forms and mulch. Here is Jeff checking the engineering drawings -

David Palmeter Photo - May 2009

Then Jeff adds some mulch to the mountain. That is the lake on top - 

David Palmeter Photo - May 2009

....and, at the end of day one, the basics are laid -

David Palmeter Photo - May 2009


Friday, May 1, 2009 - Show Time! After too many hours spent in the rain, our Micro Garden is ready for visitors.


David Palmeter Photo - May 2009

The mulch is soggy and some flowers are droopy, but overall, it is lookin' good - 

David Palmeter Photo - May 2009


David Palmeter Photo - May 2009

Jeff and Bud get setup for the opening crowd - 

David Palmeter Photo - May 2009

The trains are running, David's in the mountain branch and Bud's on the mainline - 

David Palmeter Photo - May 2009

Wet track and ballast dust are not kind to the 0-4-0 or to the sound system on the Mogul - 

David Palmeter Photo - May 2009

But with some judicious cleaning, both are up and running -

David Palmeter Photo - May 2009

Bud works the crowd - 

David Palmeter Photo - May 2009

Other than being jerky and blurry, here is a great video of the display -

 


Here is the list of folks that worked on the 2009 Orchard in Bloom.

Installation of the display:

Randy Banks
Mel Turner
David Palmeter

Engineers that ran the trains:

James Driesbach
Robert Sousser
Paul Bossert
Randy Banks
David Palmeter
Uno Magnuson
Don Pine
Bud Hunter

This was our 19th year at the flower show. The show is 20 years old.

Jeff Carter (Designer, coordinator, tireless promoter)


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