Category: Flower and Garden Shows

Part 2 Recap! 2020 Northwest Flower & Garden Show – (Fleur de Villes & Small Space Design)

Part 2 Recap! 2020 Northwest Flower & Garden Show – (Fleur de Villes & Small Space Design)

Hello again everyone!  I hope you’re ready for some pretty fantastic small space gardens, and some pure FANTASY! Here’s Part 2 of my Northwest Flower & Garden Show Recap (click here for Part 1.) Every year, I look forward to one of my favorite garden show displays – the City Living Patio Gardens.  In this display, TEN […]

Who’s ready for spring? Here’s my 2020 Northwest Flower & Garden Show Recap – Part 1

Who’s ready for spring? Here’s my 2020 Northwest Flower & Garden Show Recap – Part 1

WOW – what a whirlwind week it was at Seattle’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show!    For several years now, I’ve flown to Seattle to speak at this event, and without a doubt, it’s one of my all-time favorite garden shows.   Inspirational demonstration gardens, tons of top-notch vendors selling things I can’t find anywhere else, […]

Takeaways from the Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Takeaways from the Northwest Flower & Garden Show

I recently returned from a fantastic whirlwind week in Seattle, where my mother and I attended the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival. In between my presentations, including a riveting ‘Container Wars’ challenge (yes, that’s me showing off my blue ribbon!!) I had plenty of time to wander through this year’s display gardens, the theme being […]

Heavily Pruned

Today my mother and I took a little field trip to Palo Alto’s Elizabeth Gamble Garden. Even though it’s still early spring here, with our unseasonably warm weather, we couldn’t wait to see what early surprises we might find. As was expected, there was plenty to see in this early-spring garden. Like the Easter-egg drifts […]

Color in the Garden – without the plants

Color in the Garden – without the plants

You can always tell when people are sick and tired of winter when flashy accessories start popping up throughout the garden! This past week, while visiting Sunset Magazine’s test gardens and those of the San Francisco Garden Show, I was struck by the amount of vibrant colors everywhere. And also, interestingly enough, how the color […]

Wordless Wednesday – The 2nd Annual Heirloom Exposition

Yesterday I met my good friend Patty Craft (with Horticulture Magazine) at the National Heirloom Exposition in Sonoma, CA.  What exactly is the expo? Their website says it best: The National Heirloom Exposition is a not-for-profit event centered around the pure food movement, heirloom vegetables, and anti-GMO activism.    

The Art of Plants at the Spring Trials

Last week I spent a few days with Jeanette Sinclair (of Woodside Images) in Southern California’s charming little town of Santa Paula, visiting Ball Horticulture’s Spring Trials to see what new treasures they had to offer the plant world. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Spring Trials, Jeanette compares it to New York’s Fashion […]

Living Walls at Seattle’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2011

Last week I attended Seattle’s fantastic Northwest Flower and Garden Show, and was thrilled to see so many different interpretations of living walls. Here’s a sneak peek – ranging from walls planted with tropicals (by far the most common), succulents, or even moss. My favorite are those using one-of-a-kind structures, using uncommon plants.  Like this […]

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