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Sunday, February 26, 2017

NWFGS - 2017. Part 2

Sunday is the last day to visit the Northwest Flower and Garden Show!
It's open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and you can buy a half-day ticket starting from 3 p.m.
If you can't do it this year, mark your calendar for February 2018!

I'm continuing to look at the features of the Show which make me, an amateur gardener, look forward to it from year to year. My previous post is HERE.

7 - As a member of a multi-national family, I like that the Show is multicultural, celebrating different nations' traditions, ways of life and ways of gardening. Just look at these gardens:




Hanami - the annual spring viewing of the cherry blossoms. Family and friends gather on the mats beneath the trees to spend the day relaxing, picnicking and singing.
Some plants used: Japanese maple, camellia sinensis, dwarf hinoki cypress, dwarf Japanese cedar, paperbush, Japanese holly, red margin bamboo, Japanese pieris, Japanese cherry, Yoshino cherry, azalea...











This garden is a marriage of cultures, featuring American barbecue and Asian-influenced dining.









8 - I like that the Show has something interesting for kids.
Parents, who brought their kids to the Show instead of letting them play with their electronic gadgets, I'm taking my hat off to you!



Pesticide-free garden, where beneficial bugs recycle organic material, control pests and pollinate flowers.
'Compost Cafe' with beetles, centipedes, worms and other creatures; 'Bug Hotels', water catchments, puddling basin of natural stone.






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Well, there are many reasons I love NWFGS. I outlined some of them, and now, let's just walk around and enjoy the rest of the display gardens.







 Arch!





Outdoor kitchen, pizza oven, seating area, working garden with herbs and vegetables...




 I love the plant combinations in this garden!








"The combination of like colors in shrubs, flowers and trees creates a 'wow' factor".










"The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the world's greatest craft brewers, and here you can find them on tap in the old backyard".



"An unused shed has been transformed into a cozy center of conviviality, complete with tap handles and a bar.
The surrounding garden is full of ingredients to create great cocktails". 


 This hammock is made from recycled barrels














A cozy cabin, stone pathway, sunken patio with stone benches and basal stone landing, built-in beer cooler in the pond - it's not just Camping, it's Glamping!













 A classic design meets the modern functionality of edible gardening.











Garden 6. The Fruit Of Our Labor
Garden Creator: Elandan Gardens LTD
Designed by Dan and Will Robinson





This Contorted Filbert is believed to be the largest in the state of Washington


Dan Robinson of Elandan Gardens
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There will be more posts with the Show pictures.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I'll be happy to read your comments!

All gardens' descriptions can be found on the NWFGS website


***Copyright 2017 TatyanaS

18 comments:

  1. I went there, admired and spying on good ideas from 9.00 to 20.00. Regards.

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    1. Thank you, Giga! I'm glad you enjoyed!

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  2. Thanks for the great tour Tatyana! It's so much fun to see the show in your pictures and the gardens are all so nice. The growers do an amazing job getting so many plants to bloom for the show. I like all the gardens and so far the Victory Garden is my favorite probably because it's most like mine.

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    1. Shirley, thank you! I do appreciate your comment! Different people like different styles of gardening. I think the gardens' creators do a good job presenting variety of garden styles.

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  3. I could have spent a day there! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Maria! Actually, I know several people who spend two days at the show. There are so many things to see there! Every year I miss something; I understand this while looking at other people's pictures.

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  4. A terrific tour! Wonderful display gardens, and your photographs are great!

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I'm happy you liked it!

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  5. Как всегда, мне понравились все!

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    1. Спасибо, Ирина! Я считаю это талантом - увидеть что-то хорошее в любом экспонате, уметь взглянуть на него глазами создателя.

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  6. Well I think I'm just going to fly out to this garden show next year and skip my local CT equivalent because this show just looks fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Sue! And Thank you for posting the pics from the CT show on your blog!

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  7. Garden shows are filled with inspirational ideas, and this one has to be one of he best! Love the classic design meets edible garden!

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    1. Deb, thank you! I agree - lots of ideas, you just need to have a desire to see them!

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  8. Your pictures of the show are wonderful! I felt like I was there! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Jean, thank you SO much! I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures!

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