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!
3 thoughts on “Northwest Flower and Garden Show”
The photos from the show are gorgeous and make me yearn for spring to enjoy some blooms again. One of my favorite photos from you visit is of the Japanese Maple. The form is hauntingly beautiful…so elegant. I enjoy your blog and have extended the Liebster Blog award to you in my latest blog post. Enjoy!
I much enjoyed going over many of your recent postings. Your photos are nice. I follow a number of blogs out your way and I always learn something new. Hope to do the same with yours. Here on the shores of Lake Michigan the garden has a wonderful backdrop to almost every photo. Lucky to be here too.
Just left a comment but noticed that the wrong Blog is listed. The gardens here on Lake Michigan are: gardesatwaterseast.blogspot.com I think you and your visitors would like that blog more than the blog listed for gardening.