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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Elandan Gardens: Northwest Flower & Garden Show - 2015' Display Garden

This was the first time that we attended the Northwest Flower & Garden Show on a Saturday.
 I was expecting a big crowd of visitors to be with us and the flowers to be wilted.
Surprise-surprise! It wasn't more crowded than some Wednesdays and Thursdays in previous years. And, the flowers weren't wilted!
This post includes the pictures of one of the display gardens - The Root of True Romance. Beautiful Chaos: Love, Art, Nature. Elandan Gardens, ltd, Will Robinson, Sculptor. Designed by Dan and Will Robinson. Silver medal.
I love the minimalist style of the Robinsons' garden!
For me, it looks like a nature's corner somewhere in the woods, beautiful by itself, and the red tulips make it more poignant.
Stunning effect.
It is so Northwest!

"Celebrating nature captured for our pleasure, this is an intensely natural garden. Multiple elements contribute to the sense of romance: a waterfall nestled among granite boulders is a soothing focal point in this “High Cascade” setting. A sculptured snag—its image reflected in a large stone bench sculpture—serves as a canopy for the garden’s visitors. The waters of the pond are crystal clear and natural. 
Mass plantings of red tulips create a dramatic—and romantic—visual accent to the combination of stone and naturally gnarly native plant material.
There’s plenty of time for romancing in this low maintenance garden, and all the plants are grown without pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Artistic use of recycled wood remnants from an earlier time in our regional history complement this very natural setting.
“Take-home ideas” for your own garden: Integrated use of stone, water features and natural plant material "

 Last year's display garden and six acres of Elandan Gardens, containing Dan's bonsai sculptures, can be seen Here.

***Copyright 2015 TatyanaS


  1. Absolutely stunning!

  2. Look beautiful red tulips among the stones, green, and pieces of wood. Regards.

  3. Elanden always does a great job of creating this kind of garden but this year, they really outdid themselves! What a gorgeous display! I can't imagine all the work it takes to design and install something like this in the short time that they have to do it! You got some great shots of this special garden.

    1. Peter, it's so different and so beautiful! I'm glad that Elandan Gardens are so close to us!

  4. I couldn't get a good photo of this garden to save my life, although it was pretty spectacular. You not only managed to get several, but they also convey the monumental impact of it! Well done.

    1. Alison, I like Peter's picture of the garden. I couldn't step back and catch the sculpture. I'm glad he did. I needed to include his photograph!

  5. This garden would make my artist mother-in-law very happy. Nothing was complete to her unless a touch of red was included.

  6. Beautiful! I enjoyed this, too--the Pine, the Moss, and the rocks ... and the Tulips. Gorgeous.

  7. Thank you for capturing the beauty of this garden, stunning display!

  8. How I would love to visit Elandan Gardens based on their gorgeous display, Tatyana. Beautiful photography, my friend. P. x

  9. What a stunning display and your pictures captured so much beauty.


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