If you like to garden, this is the place to be. Gardenscape gives those with green thumbs a chance to see what's new this year.
From waterfalls to sidewalks, the experts show it all off, and many of these new ideas also keep the environment in mind.
Liz Berkeley CCE, Plant and Insect Diagnostician says, "one of the beauties about rock gardens is that the plants are very inexpensive, they are very accessible, they are very hardy. When they are hardy for this area they really don't need a lot of inputs like water and fertilization."
A rock garden is the highlight of Cornell Cooperative Extension's exhibit. They are easy to make and require very few harsh chemicals to maintain. One think most of the vendors here can agree on is that those with a green thumb are constantly looking for new ways to go green."
Kim Reisch and Karen Pearson come to gardenscape every year and going green is something they certainly think about.
"I don't use insecticides, soap, I don't spray. I try to use plants that don't require a lot of attention," says Reisch.
"I think both of us are pretty organic in our approach," adds Pearson.
You don't have to be an avid gardener to make your yard green. In fact, you can do it with pavement, if it's the right kind. Permeable pavement can keep oil and other harmful toxins from washing into lakes and streams.
"With permeable pavement there are very large joints and those joints are filled with crushed stone and then rainwater filters down through the paver to the base and then there is a textile membrane which actually acts as a filter," says Shawn Ballone of Ballone Landscape Assoc.
Gardenscape runs through Sunday, March 20th.