Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Northwest Flower & Garden Show 2017: First Blush

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It's February in Seattle, but we can all pretend spring is here at the beloved Northwest Flower and Garden Show. This tremendous show has a world of inspiration and opportunity all under one roof. 

Your experience will begin with a long walk along the raised garden "Blooming Abundance" created by the Flower Growers of Puget Sound. A spectacular selection of flowering bulbs, plants, herbs and trees that showcase our local bounty. Every item shown here is available in local nurseries right now. 
After purchasing your ticket, stop and admire the Floral Competition entries and try to decide which designer suits your aesthetic. I dare you to pick just one! 

Young Flowers accented their stunning arrangement called "Succulent & Delicious" (below) with clusters of live succulents in dusty green. This luscious design was awarded 3rd Place in the Floral Competition - congratulations!
Now enter the South Hall of the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle and wind your way around the 20 display gardens. They are life size representations of each landscape design company's style or aesthetic. What a wonderful way for them to bring their vision to life. 
"An Evening in the Mountains" designed by Choice Landscapes

There are boulders as big as a small car, full-size trees, real grass, giant water features, garden sheds, glass greenhouses - all telling a story in keeping with the theme: A Taste of Spring

Visually, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show is top notch. And I haven't even told you about the shopping yet! Stay tuned. #NWFGS

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