Pacific Northwest Gardening forum: Seattle Flower and Garden Show Trip 2014

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 7, 2014 11:52 PM CST
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Lovely day at the Seattle Flower and Garden Show. I go every year to this and usually the gardens are just over the top. This some times makes it hard to envision any of the ideas going in a home garden. However this year, in my opinion they were the very best I've seen for years. PNW oriented and just beautiful
This is the front garden before entering the display area.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 8, 2014 12:01 AM CST
Another Area that was just beautiful with so many perfect specimen plants provided by Amazing Maples

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Feb 8, 2014 12:38 AM CST
Gee, is it that time of year already for garden shows? Lucky you, Julia. I don't know if there's anything out here that's garden related showing at this time of year. I think in Feb. there's a Cat show, a Cocker Spaniel show, a coin show and a train show at the nearby event center. And one orchid show last weekend. That's it. Glare
Well, thanks for sharing the photos and I'm wondering if anything inspired you or anything that walked out of the show with you?
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 8, 2014 10:34 AM CST
Many of the gardens were showing white flowers witch I enjoyed. Seems as though I was taking pictures of plants I like but didn't get pictures of over all gardens. Did get a few though:

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 8, 2014 10:56 AM CST
Here is another one that was interesting. Earth in Our Hands

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The earth was flat in the pavers but when you take a picture of it the earth looks 3-D. See the finger prints on the fingers.
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Side shots of this garden

This was a formal garden. Love the white bit not my thing

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Plenty of vertical plantings

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Other gardens
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Sedum was everywhere
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This arbor was wrapped in sedum sod.

What do you think of this Evergreen pruned up as a flower?
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 8, 2014 11:25 AM CST
Bev, I bought a few things 2 mini evergreens, a heuchera, Carnival coffee bean and 3 different Gentiana.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Feb 8, 2014 4:32 PM CST
Oh, I liked the glass ornamentation on this planter because I thought it was real plant (like gigantic pitcher plants) before I clicked on it to look closer.
springcolor said: Thumb of 2014-02-08/springcolor/7e751e Also many of the displays had glass balls or other glass ascents.


Yes lots of ornamentation which has advantage of not needing to be watered. How do you water sedum above your head???
Again, thanks for the xtra pics! Makes me want to hunt down a garden show somewhere...but I hate to drive... Glare

Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 8, 2014 6:32 PM CST
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Drive?? I would have to drive 1500 miles to see a real flower show. And can't justify plane fare for a several day event. Although I did go down to Portland one spring to see the peonies at various nurseries and then went to Schreiner's Iris farm. Was really interesting but a cold spring so not as many flowers as I would like. And the rose garden had no roses and poured cats and dogs when we went there.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Feb 8, 2014 7:15 PM CST
Mary, guess you would have had to wait for later in the season to see more of what you wanted. I hope there's more resources/shows for your other hobbies... Smiling
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 8, 2014 10:17 PM CST
Oh, I look online a lot. Maybe next spring. This year I am gone for all April and most all October so while I could go see dahlias in Sept I will have enough of planes to last a long while this year.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Deb
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Feb 9, 2014 2:48 PM CST
Thanks for all the pics, Julia. I missed the show this year and appreciated seeing it remotely.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Feb 9, 2014 6:16 PM CST
Deb, he had so many plants in this display and my pictures don't do justice to them.
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