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Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2013 Photo Peek

February 22, 2013

The 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show has been my obsession this week. I’ve been exploring the gardens, shopping, and soaking up great information at seminars over the last several days. While I have a moment to take a breather away from the convention center, I wanted to share a few fun photos from the showroom floor.

Remember: I’m talking on Sunday on gardening for pollinators, with tips to increase your edible crop yields. And, I’ll be talking about garden design for attracting & helping wild bees as well as keeping honey and other bees in your own garden. Details here.

Here’s our peek to whet your appetite before you head down today through Sunday:

Container Garden Display at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Cool Circles & Ceramics in the Container Garden Displays at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Container Garden at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Skybridge Container Garden. Looks like the hanging containers were made from woven coated wires at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show




What you’ll notice right away: a lot of metal this year. Quite a few more manikins and stuffed animals than were necessary to tell a good story imho. (And no, I didn’t spend a lot of time taking pictures of those things.) Too, the show gardens were nearly devoid of food, farming or anything in sync with the trending demand for urban homesteading. (Even though one sells its measly plantings as a food forest. Sure, there’s some edible stuff, but barely.) All that being said – from my tired and probably grumpy perspective – there were quite a few great garden ideas, shopping deals and the seminars (as always) continue to be outstanding. Heck, if you want to learn about growing food, plan your seminar schedule right now. Chickens, Bees, edible plants, cocktail gardening & more are all the rage in the seminars!


Show Garden at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

I loved the depth created with the background layered cityscape & the painted drainage culvert at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Winning Show Garden at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Plant Explorer Big Winner Garden at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show



Metal Art at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Giant Metal Ant at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Hobbit Garden NWFGS 2013

The Hobbit Garden at the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

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