Friday, March 1, 2019

#Northwest Flower & Garden Festival (Post #2) - #SaturdaySnapshot and #MondayWalk

Last week I posted photos of the gorgeous displays at this year's Northwest Flower & Garden Festival HERE. Today I'm showcasing other random pictures from that event.
(Click on photos for a closer look.)


A skybridge over Pike Street links the north and south halls of the
convention center where the event was held. 

This sunlit area housed garden "rooms."


One of the outdoor rooms displayed on the skybridge. 
I'd love to have this on my deck.


I could definitely take a nap in this outdoor room.

View from a skybridge display, down Pike Street to Elliot Bay, Puget Sound.

The natural shape of this branch was enhanced by carving. Amazing!
Tiny goldfish added a surprise element to this bonsai garden.
The exhibit was named "Taoist Myth: The Isles of the Blest"
Fairies among the flowers!

This bench would look perfect under a Douglas fir tree
in my backyard.

This tableau made me want to dig in and start planting. I'm ready for spring!
More info about the garden festival HERE.





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17 comments:

restlessjo said...

I like the 'dragon branch', Sandra. He could peep over my garden wall :) :) Thanks for sharing!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Making me miss my sun porch and gardens from our last house.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Restlessjo: I should have taken a close-up photo of the dragon. The carving was amazing! So much to see at this festival.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Jackie: The garden festival made me determined to do a better job in our garden this spring. I'm inspired!

csuhpat1 said...

So beautiful. I would love to walk around this. Very nice.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

csuhpat1: I had a great time and came away with lots of ideas for springtime plantings. It's hard to wait until the weather is warm enough to sow seeds.

Colleen Reece said...

I am also waiting for warm enough weather to plant annuals. My across-the-street neighbor made me a wonderful cedar planter box for my front yard. I am eager to fill it with a multitude of geraniums!

As always, your photos gladden my heart. Thanks!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Thanks for sharing these amazing venues for flowers and plants. You have so many lovely places to visit, not to mention hiking trails!

judy said...

You bring these amazing displays to life with your camera's eye. Brava!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Colleen: I'm looking forward to seeing your planter full of geraniums. It won't be long! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Laurel-Rain: I'm so lucky to have so many interesting and beautiful places nearby, plus an active senior center to take care of transportation. Glad you enjoyed the photos.
Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Judy: Thanks for the lovely comment! I'm glad you enjoyed today's pictures.

Klara S said...

That would be a perfect festival for me to visit. 'dragon branch' is beautiful.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Klara: The "dragon branch" was such a surprise! I saw so many clever and original ideas at the garden show. It's different every year.

betty-NZ said...

Thanks for the tour! I would enjoy wandering around there.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wow! I love the outdoor napping area, especially. We got crazy last weekend and planted our seeds in the ground. And last night it froze.

Hurry, spring.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Deb: I've had the urge to start planting, too, but have managed to resist. The rule around here is to wait until after Mother's Day to plant annuals.
Betty-NZ: Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.