This year, the Northwest Flower and Garden Show's theme was 'America the Beautiful'.
Twenty Display Gardens gave gardeners an inspiration and lots of ideas to introduce in their own gardens.
These are some pictures of several Display Gardens.
Some gardens have less pictures than others. It's not because I liked them less, but because
it was difficult to take decent shots among dozens of the Show's guests.
From 'Sea to Shining Sea'
had two parts, two gardens -
Nantucket, MA (Created by Susan Browne Landscape Design; Designer Susan Browne)
and Coupeville, WA (Created by Fancy Plants Gardens, Inc.; Designer James Sprague)
Take-home ideas: Locally hardy, low maintenance and hardy plant material,
patterned brick walkway creates courtyard, enticing paver walkway.
A Room With A 'Garden' View
(Created by English Landscapes Group, Designer Jon Crouch)
Inspired by the city of Seattle
Conservatory Room. Picture by Peter The Outlaw Gardener
The pergola was constructed using only wooden pegs.
I'd trade all my slugs for this one!
Take-home ideas: Utilizing the long distance view to frame elements
Mountains and Rivers Without End
(Created by Holloway Habitats Garden Design and Installation,
Designers Jumanji Oliana, Sarah Wallace, Jesse Jennings).
Take-home ideas: Using reclaimed materials, 'bog' as a mini-watershed collecting run-off.
The Hoh: America's Rain Forest
(Created by Washington Park Arboretum,
Designers Phil Wood and Bob Lilly)
Take-home ideas: 'Nurse logs' serve as 'nurseries' for seedlings, moss, fungus and other organisms.
For our family, it's easy to visit two rainforests on the Olympic Peninsula which
are only a 4 hour drive from Seattle.
A Tribute To Hole 12 At Augusta
(Created by Terra Farma Hardscapes, LLC, Windmill Gardens, Marenakos Rock Center;
Designer Lloyd Glasscock)
Take-home ideas: A tranquil setting that also offers year round family fun.
(Created and designed by the Staff at West Seattle Nursery)
Inspired by National Parks in the Southwest
Take-home ideas: Stone features in a variety of hues and textures; plantings as sculptural accents.
The Tiny Tetons
(Created by Nature Perfect Landscape and Design, The Barn Nursery;
Designed by Nature Perfect Landscape and Design)
This great picture was taken by Peter, The Outlaw Gardener
Thank you Peter!
Inspired by Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park
Take-home ideas: Varying elevations of boulders, specimen trees and drought-resistant wild flowers and grasses within the garden creating visual depth.
Park It In Your Own Backyard
(Created by Dakara Landscape Design; Designer Natasha Schwartz)
Inspired by Mount Rainier National Park
Take-home ideas: A rich variety of plant material grown here in the Pacific Northwest.
Some stunning containers:
And last, but not least, several shots of the presentation by Barbara Wise and Nicholas Staddon
'Happy Together: Compatible Container Combos From Garden Show Shopping:
Take-home ideas are listed as shown on NWFGS official website.
More Display Gardens to follow
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