-

-
Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fewer words Wednesday: The Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Following are  a few random shots of some of the show gardens at this years show, Romance Blossoms. There is a greater emphasis on floral color this year than in the last few years.  There will be more photos and words to come but this sneak peek shows a little of what you'll see at the show.





"Over the Moon"

Interesting gabion walls!



Insect motels




"Three Phases of love...  Young,
 
Passionate, (a shower for two)

 Forever"
 Inside the above structure.  The mugs read "Mr. Right"  and "Mrs. Always Right.

"The Romance of Steam Punk" 



 We sneaked over to the vendor area to see the dig structure filled with goodies!

You may remember reading about this here



Riz Reyes putting finishing touches on his sky bridge garden. 

Marcia Donahue bulbs grace one of Riz's pots.

From a distance, a huge heart.

Getting closer,one notices that it's composed of succulents, lots of them.  Yowsa!

Yowsa!

There is so much more to see and do at the show!  Tip of the iceberg peek  whet your appetite to attend the show or at least to stay tuned to the blogosphere to see what lots of regional bloggers will be posting!

25 comments:

  1. Nice preview Peter -- I'm eager to see more (of some of these at least)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Along with a lot of other bloggers, I'll be going back to the show early tomorrow to take more pictures with the work lights on. Should be fun and yield a lot of posts from a variety of folks!

      Delete
  2. Oh, Thank Goodness, I don't need to post any of my crappy photos now, yours turned out wonderful! Yesterday was so much fun, I'm going back for more today.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Post, Alison. I know you saw some things from a different perspective. This is my vicarious trip to the PNW. I need to see everything. Everything. Twice.

      Delete
    2. I agree with Jean, Alison. You always see things that I miss! Hope you had fun shopping today and will post about what you found!

      Delete
  3. I love the owls in the "Over the Moon" photo! Lots of beautiful and creative displays. Wish I could be there.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That display was very beautiful but difficult to photograph. Wish you could be here too!

      Delete
  4. It can be exhausting going through a show so thank you for sharing these teasers with us now!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for soaking it all in and reporting back to us.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My pleasure! Will you be coming up to the show this year?

      Delete
    2. fraid not, but I know you will make it almost seem like I've been there.

      Delete
  6. You cannot imagine how much pleasure these photos bring me. I look at every little thing and think, "Do I have anything that vaguely resembles this?" Then I think, "Will it stand up to sun, wind and water?"
    "Will that grow here? What looks like it and will grow here? Who would have thought to plant those that way?"
    Tonight I'll enlarge every photo and stand on the other side of a darkened room.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you enjoyed this first post. There will surely be lots more all over the blogosphere, especially after tomorrow and the early morning Tweet up!

      Delete
  7. Thank you for the sneak peak. I'll be taking off from work and go on friday. I know what to skip and to soak in.

    ReplyDelete
  8. It looks like fun! Thanks for the sneak peak!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's always a fun time! You could hop on a plane and come see it in person!

      Delete
  9. Oh boy! This looks wonderful. Can't wait to see it all for myself! Thanks for sharpening my focus.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There are lots of other great things at the show but I went with the pictures that weren't awful.

      Delete
  10. Wow, those succulents! That's patience. Such creativity all around. I love the moon display.. and dig!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't imagine doing all of that by hand! So much great stuff to see at these shows!

      Delete
  11. We were at the show today. Loved it! Took many of the same photos.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you had a good time at the show & can't wait to see what you post about it!

      Delete
  12. Do you like live sex cams? Then visit BongaCams.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your thoughts.