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Thursday, April 2, 2020

NWFGS-2020: Christianson's Nursery Display Garden

These are some pictures from the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival (Seattle, Washington State, February 2020). 
 Christianson's Nursery and Greenhouse's  Display Garden won Founders'Cup (Best in Show) and Fine Gardening Magazine Award, Professionals'Choice Award, People's Choice Award and Garden Creator's Award.

The following is the Garden's official description from the NWFGS site :


The two-time “Best in Show” winner Christianson’s Nursery takes you to a farmhouse garden in the English countryside with this floral and fragrant display. As seasoned veterans in restoring buildings and greenhouses at their home base in Mount Vernon, Washington, it’s clear their expertise carries over to this garden. Spot the antique tools and lighting that harkens back to the 1920’s, which might make you feel like you’re in the middle of an orchard taking a breath of fresh air. Using perennials and plants adaptive to the Pacific Northwest, this garden features vegetables, peonies, lilacs, iris, rhododendron and azaleas, among other plants surrounding the farmhouse facade.
Take-home ideas: Protecting your vegetables from the cold and hungry critters; use of edible plants and fragrant plants  

Garden Creator: Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse; Mount Vernon, WA

Designed by: John & Toni Christianson

Many of the objects (garden tools, rhubarb and kale forcing domes, etc.) are vintage.
Garden includes three types of English fences.

Click below to read more

If you are interested to learn more about the creation of this display garden, here is the link - Christianson's Nursery's Blog

Can you imagine what it takes to make all these plants to bloom in February!

So many details...

Even house plants got their spot in this display.


Wisteria venusta Alba is blooming...

Live chickens attracted lots of attention

Compost pile!

Big Thanks to the creators of this Display Garden!

I hope you enjoyed!

***Copyright 2020 TatyanaS


  1. I thought about you this morning when I was out hand watering and here you are posting this lovely display garden. That is so peaceful and pretty. Thanks for sharing. Be well, stay safe ~ FlowerLady

    1. Lorraine, thank you so much! I hope you are safe and healthy! Thank you for thinking of me; it warms my heart... :)

  2. It's fun to see your photos of this display garden from the NWFGF. I did a post at the time of the show and sent the link to Christianson's. We had plans to meet up when we went to the Skagit Valley for the Tulip Festival, but now that won't happen. Sad.

    1. Thank you, Linda! We miss the Festival too! I told my husband to order tulips from the Scagit Valley growers for my birthday. They carry huge losses..
      I hope you are staying safe and healthy.

    2. We were thinking about just driving around the tulip fields, but they ask people not to come, and we respect that request.

  3. È stupendo! Lo stile che preferisco in assoluto! Grazie per queste bellissime immagini :)

    Ti auguro una bella giornata!

    1. Grazie Gabriel! Thank you so much! I hope you are staying safe and healthy!

  4. This looks fabulous. I can't imagine the expertise that it took to get all blooming at the same time. It sure lifts the spirits seeing it right now. Also it makes me want to get out and do some more garden work. Cheers.

    1. Lisa, thanks! I hope you got out and done some garden work! :)

  5. Lovely images but the highlight from my point of view are the stairs! It's like the Violas have taken over them and want to conquer them. I just love that image!

    1. Thank you Adriana! Yes, those stairs charmed me too!
      All the best to you!

  6. I really enjoyed the real-life display in keeping the garden real especially the chickens and the compost pile. What I really enjoyed the most was the blue flowers on the stone steps... that is truly amazing.


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