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When and Where to Meet Your Garden Mentor at the 2010 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

January 27, 2010

Next week the Northwest Flower and Garden Show opens in Seattle. I love this kick-off to the gardening season. It’s a time for professionals (and non-professional gardeners) from all over the world to gather and geek out on all things gardening. I meet up with co-horts I otherwise rarely see, sneak a peek at all the cool new gadgets, ideas and plant cultivars coming out in the new year. And, I always experience some sort of winter-end metamorphosis from which I feel like a new-born butterfly ready to take on everything-garden.

Coloring and Sorting Through Worms!

Coloring and Sorting Through Worms!

This year I’m more involved in the show than in the past few years. I’m helping Jessi Bloom of Northwest Bloom plant her fantastic show garden design, A Family’s Little Farm in the City. I’ll be volunteering at the WSNLA show garden during the show — a tradition for me. I’m donating a garden coaching session to Seattle Arboretum Foundation Gala Silent Auction. I’m meeting up with some of my gardening mentors and gurus like Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott and Joe Lamp’l for article interviews and just to put faces with names. Too, I’ll be grabbing a coffee or just a hug now and again with my many friends who attend the show. And, of course, I’ll be presenting two seminars that I invite you to attend:

  • If you’re bringing your kids to the show, or if you just want to learn about vermicomposting in a fun, low-key, hands-on way, please stop by the Sprout Stage over the weekend for my encore presentation of Who Wants Garbage for Dinner? The Wonderful Way of Worms! Details here.
  • And, if you’re interested in learning fun easy methods for incorporating beautiful, edible plants into your landscape, patio or even tiny balcony garden, please drop by the Rainier Room on Sunday for my seminar Ornamedibles: Ornament Your Garden with Edible Plants. Details here.

It’s a busy time, but despite the hustle and bustle it is, in may ways, the most wonderful time of the year! Hope to see you there. And thanks to everyone who participated in our ticket giveaways. Congrats to Angela and to Margaret on winning!

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