A first-time participant, the State Botanical Garden did a great job jumping in and interpreting the theme in ways very suited for their garden. They used plastic pots, laid on end, to mimic Spanish terra cotta roof tiles (You are thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that!” right?) and a milk jug as a conduit for rainwater runoff to irrigate hanging baskets. These efforts resulted in a very clever way of using recycled products in ways that benefited the garden plantings. The many AAS Winners used were very good quality and well displayed.