IP Man

This was one of my top gardens at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.  I loved all the conifers and the serene setting.  This garden was created by TreeLine Designz International as a retreat for a legendary martial arts master. In their words: The courtyard garden uses bonsai, bamboo, bulbous plants and other species to create a soothing place for meditation.  Natural stone sculptures, lanterns and benches, … Continue reading IP Man

A Hobbit’s New Zealand Garden

Of all the gardens at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show, A Hobbit’s New Zealand Garden was my favorite.  No fancy paths, patios, staircases or dining sets, it was all about plants.  Finally, order in the universe!  There was one cute little hobbit house, but even it’s roof was made of plants.  I like how everything was tied together with moss and ferns and … Continue reading A Hobbit’s New Zealand Garden

Living Amongst the Stars

This display garden, titled Living Amongst the Stars, at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show was created by WSNLA and Sublime Garden Design.  I volunteered for a couple of hours on Friday to answer plant questions.  Almost all of them were about the plant with the big yellow flowers.  The one that looked like a trumpet.  Yes, it was a gorgeous specimen of Brugmansia … Continue reading Living Amongst the Stars