The hour is upon us and it’s time to garden. Minute by minute we wait for the sun to warm up the winter earth. Seconds slip by and seasons pass. We travel through days and weeks, yet the garden remains timeless. It covers the planet and still fits inside a tiny globe. It’s always time to garden.
It’s February 2012 and the Northwest Flower and Garden Show is here! Today I was there and worked at our Pacific Topsoils Booth, listened to a Dan Hinckley lecture and volunteered at the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association display garden. It was great to talk with all kinds of people, find out what they are planning and planting in their gardens and learn about some amazing plants that Dan Hinckley is growing (more on this later). I enjoyed walking through the display gardens filled with fragrant sarcococca, hyacinths and witchhazel and admiring all the beautiful designs. The University Bookstore had a terrific selection of garden books (except for Dan Hinckley books….sold out!!..boo!!) I bought Plant This! by Ketzel Levine and the Edible Front Yard by Ivette Soler. Tomorrow I’ll be checking out all the vendor and educational booths and listening in on a few more fascinating seminars. There are still two more days to go, so get down there!