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Saturday, January 21, 2017

'City Living' Mini-Gardens from the NWFGS

Northwest Flower and Garden Show - 2017 is getting closer and closer.
Its theme is Taste of Spring.
We are eager to see its display gardens, marketplace and all the other exciting features,
including 'City Living' area.
The following are some pictures of the NWFGS-2016  'City Living' mini-gardens,
which give us ideas for a balcony, porch, patio and other small spaces.
These spaces were created by retail nurseries and landscape designers to help us to create welcoming outdoor environment working with limited space for a retreat we call 'home'.

1. Northwest Wild: Celebrating the Beauty of the Puget Sound


2. No Place Like Home


3. Eclectic Urban


4. Simply Tranquil


5. Japanese Maple Specialist


6. Independence Day in the City

Hope you got some ideas for your deck, balcony or patio!
See you at the NWFGS-2017!

P.S. I put some of my NFGS pictures, together with my own garden images and garden tours' pictures on : Instagram

***Copyright 2017 TatyanaS

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Some Tabletops from Lakewold Gardens and Cookbook Giveaway Results

Actually, in the opposite order - The Old Goat Farm's Cookbook giveaway results and then several gorgeous tabletops from the Lakewold Gardens' 18th Annual Beautiful Tables Showcase (Washington state). Because, what comes first? Food!
As was announced in the post Visit to the Old Goat Farm, someone is about to receive its Dessert Cookbook!
Thank you all for the comments and for entering the giveaway.
The winner is Christina from San Diego, California, the author of the Organic Garden Dreams Blog

Congratulations, Christina! Happy baking!
Please, leave your mailing address in a comment (won't be published).

And now, I invite you to look at some of the table settings presented at the Wagners' Mansion in Lakewold Gardens during the October-2016 Beautiful Tables Showcase.
The desserts from the above cookbook would fit any of these creatively set tables!

Dinner and Candlelight
by Gayle Karlson-Wells:


A Hatter's Tea (Alice in Wonderland)
by Dana Flanegin:


Dinner with Hen and Chicks
by Dianne Sengstock and Diana Santos:


The 12s' Days of Christmas
by Neve Norton:


Oh So Provence
by Sandy Ruffo:


The Mad Hatter's Tea Party   (Alice in Wonderland)
by Margaret Jacobsen and Molly Merrit-Peterson:

Some tables were shown earlier HERE.

After looking at all those gorgeous tables, I wanted to decorate my own winter table:

Thank you for visiting my blog!
Have a nice, peaceful and healthy year!

***Copyright 2017 TatyanaS

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

In My December Garden. Almost Wordless Wednesday


Lacecap Hydrangea 'Princess Lace'

Dichroa fibrifuga

Magnolia Seedhead

Rhododendron Rex

Tetrapanax Leaf

Fatsia japonica

Fuchsia Dollar Princess (12/05)

Abutilon (12/05)

Gunnera m.


Fuchsia Double Otto (12/05)

P.S. Most of the pictures were taken 12/5.

***Copyright 2016 TatyanaS

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