Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Northwest Flower and Garden Show is a Utopia for Gardeners

The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is a utopia designed to delight every possible kind of gardener. 

In my lectures, I discuss the satisfaction people find when they live a life of layersThe idea is to give yourself as many opportunities in your daily life to experience and to look at what you love.

The Northwest Flower and Garden Show has done just that: it is designed to let us look at what we love.  

Visually, you will be astonished by the scale and beauty of the 19 large display gardens. Flowering trees, giant boulders, live moss and spring bulbs are woven together to create themed vignettes honoring the Centennial Anniversary of National Parks Service. This portion of the garden show is all for show. Stand and soak it in. Take pictures and imagine incorporating some of the scale-able elements into your own backyard. 
Yet the popularity of Northwest Flower and Garden Show goes far beyond the impressive display gardens. There are living plants of all varieties for sale (succulents, fern, ivy, seeds, bulbs) in the Plant Market.

The selection of garden and flower related products to shop for in the 350-vendor Marketplace is second to none. Need flower arranging tools, garden baskets, bonsai scissors or oilcloth aprons? They've got you covered. In my opinion, access to the Marketplace alone is worth the price of admission.

Looking for a concrete ideas and a chance to mull over what you've seen so far? Look at the schedule and take a seat in one of the 100 free how-to presentations.

Ready for lunch? There are great choices this year from salads and pasta, to soups, burgers and cheese platters, in addition to craft beer and regional wine.
There is more to tell, of course. Floral competitions to judge. Garden War competitions to cheer. Landscapers to hire. A garden society to join. I will be attending the show tomorrow (Weds) and delving in more deeply to be able to give you a tailored look at the show. Tomorrow night I'll have 100 more reasons to attend this year's Northwest Flower and Garden Show at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Show is open Wednesday, Feb 16 - Saturday, Feb 20 from 9am- 8pm, and Sunday, Feb 21 from 9am - 6pm.
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