ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – This rainy weekend isn’t stopping hundreds of people from enjoying one particular perk of springtime.
The Flower and Garden Show was held at the QCCA Expo Center.
It’s been around for about three decades.
People from all over the Quad City Area checked out the show.
Some were looking to do landscaping work, while others just looking for a plant or two.
“I didn’t want to come. He did, so I’m glad I listened to him,” said Marr.
Karla and Logan Marr say they haven’t been to the Flower and Garden Show for about a decade.
This year they have a pretty big reason to make some changes in their yard.
“Our grandson’s getting married in June at our place on our property. So, we’re really looking for some ideas to add to that, and then just some new ideas put into our existing flower beds and stuff,” said Marr.
The couple says the hour trip from Canton, Iowa was well worth it. They say they’ve been inspired by many of the exhibits, including this one.
“We saw some really nice pergolas made out of old rustic beams with made a stone wall, with maybe one wall at the back. Some of the new plantings to add to our existing plantings, trees and stuff,” said Marr.
Corn Crib Nursery Owner Derek Engstrom says they meet all kinds of people.
Some look to makeover their yards.
Others just want to find the best flowers for their garden.
“Landscaping has come so far, as far as, the different types of materials you can incorporate into the landscape to build your patio or retaining wall and things like that. And also with the different displays it gives people a lot of ideas on how they can be creative to make their space their own,” said Engstrom.
… and there’s been plenty of people checking out the show this year according to the coordinators.
Show Director Rob Junker says the wet weekend helped out.
“The weather has played a huge part in helping our show because the nice rainy days there’s not really a lot for people to do, and what better way to see some gorgeous flowers,” said Junker.
You can buy some of the flowers that were at the show Monday.
They will be on sale at the QCCA Expo Center in the north hall between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.