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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Flower and Garden Show: Show Gardens

I think I have about 6 posts worth of things from this year's NW Flower and Garden Show, so if that's not your thing, you may have to ignore me for a week or so!  First up, the show gardens.  These are put on by various groups of nurserys, garden designers, and artists.  This year's theme was Garden in Bloom.. and they did a lot more with it than they did last year!

This was my favorite garden.  It was called "Circles All Around Us" and was by Susan Browne Landscape Design.  After doing some research, it looks like she also designed the 3 Little Pigs display that I liked a couple of years ago.

Lots of very cool glass sculptures

The bamboos were my favorite!

Another display with canning jars and a giant mushroom stump?

This one took the "art" idea pretty seriously, with an artist painting all day long for the whole show!

This was a great little studio cottage

Carved metal garden gate

This one was another favorite, unfortunately, this was my least blurry picture.  Lots of chartreuse and purple, in a great little greenhouse!

I took this one just for John.  Note the Minecraft pickax!

Living roof in the Zen Pavilion

This display was a collaboration with Chihuly's people.  Can you tell?

Scary snakes!

This was the bottom of the archway.  Another woman and I were joking that it should be called the "Path to Tetanus"!

This last one was by an orchid society, called, "50 Shades of Orchids".  I don't think anyone had the heart to tell those little old ladies what that popular book was really about.

Next up? One of the many seminars I went to!