Friday, February 13, 2015

Garden Inspiration - Saturday Snapshots

If you want to be inspired to create a beautiful garden, then the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle is the place you need to be. My daughter-in-law and I attended two of the five days of this annual event, and we both came away full of renewed commitment to beautify our gardens. Here are some of the displays that fired our enthusiasm. (Click on photos to enlarge.)

I would love to have this in my backyard.
I love the orange pots with the blue doors.
This design could actually be duplicated.
Just add a good book and a glass of wine
The garden show also included designs
for balconies and other smaller urban settings
I like the wall of plants and the overhead lights.
Practical tips for raised-bed gardening too.
These pallets are lined with burlap bags.
Beauty everywhere we looked!
I hope you enjoyed today's gardening post and that I inspired you to plant something at your home (weather permitting)!



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15 comments:

Brona Joy said...

Vertical gardens have become popular in Sydney too...I'm aspiring to create one myself :-)

Paulita said...

I'd love to have an eye for this kind of thing. Gorgeous. I could try those rows of lights in the backyard, maybe! Here's Mine

Louise said...

I'm so uncreative, which is a shame because I really like a nice garden, I just don't want to create one.... Looks like an interesting show though, one you could enjoy even if you had absolutely no intention of ever gardening yourself.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have a brown thumb, but I drool over lovely gardens like these. But perhaps some lovely "fake" stuff arranged beautifully would work for me...LOL.

Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

Leovi Leovi said...

Very beautiful, delicious garden! Exquisite pictures! Happy Valentine's Day !!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Vertical gardens make sense, don't they? Especially if you have a small space.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I think those lights would look nice on my deck.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Every spring I'm inspired to create a lush garden, but my plans rarely come to fruition. Seems like my allergies bloom along with everything else, and that takes some of the fun out of gardening.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I keep hoping to find a magical plant that requires no care -- no watering, no pruning, no fertilizing.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The gardening show was a visual delight (with delicious scents too).

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Love that first pic- I would like to have that in my yard too!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Wouldn't it be great to contact the person who created that and say, "I want you to build that in my backyard!"

jacquie said...

I love all of these! I used to go the the garden show in Milwaukee when I lived there...so inspriational! Makes me wish to have a yard again! Laugh!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sometimes I wish I didn't have a yard! Those container gardens look appealing to me.

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