Monday, March 2, 2020

2020 Northwest Flower & Garden Show - #Seattle

Every year the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle is the site of a magnificent flower and garden show. For the past four years the show's exhibits have sparked my imagination. "Hill Top Farm" by Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse was one of my favorite displays from February 27, 2020.
(Click on photos to enlarge.)

The online description says:
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.


A chicken coop, complete with two real birds, added to the realistic design of this full-sized facade.


Many displays included labels that identified the plants. Dry ice in this water feature added a little drama to this scene.


I'd love to enjoy the soothing sound of this waterfall in my own back yard. This display was called "The Gateway to Your Getaway."


If I had this pool in my backyard, I'd never leave it.


A little whimsy!


I'll feature more garden show photos soon. In the meantime, here's the link for more info:
2020 Northwest Flower & Garden Show

If you're interested in photos from last year's show, link HERE and HERE.





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23 comments:

judy said...

Love the photos! I'm especially partial to the "whimsical" one (: but the one you're now using for your Fb page is beautiful.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I added the photo of the pool to my blog post, Judy. Don't know how I skipped it!

Joyful said...

Beautiful!

Sandra Allen said...

Great photos! I recently read an article about a guy in Russia who put dry ice in his swimming pool during a party, and when some guests jumped in, they died due to the concentration of carbon dioxide produced by the dry ice. I did not realize that could happen, and your photo of the dry ice in the water reminded me of the story. Yikes!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

it looks like a delightful show - love the frogs playing checkers!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The Flower and Garden Show looks fun. Lots of great ideas for your garden. The frog playing checkers is cute. I like the chicken coop. Enjoy your day, have a great week ahead.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the whimsy, the waterfall AND the dry ice effect.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love country gardens, and these photos draw me right into the scenes. A little whimsy and a lot of sheer beauty. Thanks for sharing.

magiceye said...

Beautifully documented.

Colleen L. Reece said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So glad you could go!

carol l mckenna said...

What a grand display of garden photos ~ beautiful ~

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Tom said...

...if that doesn't give you spring fever, I don't know what will! Thanks for sharing all of this beauty.

colleen said...

Wow, such inviting scenes. I'm inspired.

Lady Fi said...

So very pretty!

Gardenrelish said...

Looks like a lot of gardening inspiration. Much needed this time of year when everyone is "itching" to get outside and do a little gardening. Have a great day. Heather

Powell River Books said...

We plan to go to Seattle this week for the college women's basketball finals. We get into the city mid-day when traffic is the least. - Margy

Sharon Wagner said...

Cute coop!

dee Nambiar said...

That sounds like a great event. It's nice to see flowers native to the area, all in one place.
Those little falls and pools must have stolen the show!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What beautiful photos from the Seattle Garden Show, Sandra! Everything was so picturesque, especially that pool. My post on Crested Butte was photos taken on a trip my husband and I made in late September, so that is why there was no snow--sorry for the confusion. I often blog past tense...lol They have had quite a bit of snow this year-great skiing.

Peabea Scribbles said...

Oh, to have a green thumb (which I don't), and have all those lovely plants surround a home would be wonderful, and the pool. I agree, I'd hang out by that pool all the time. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. Loved seeing your visit at Peabea Scribbles.

Birgitta said...

So beautiful photos!

Gattina said...

That's really beautiful ! I love to sit in a beautiful garden, but I have no green thumb at all !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my those displays are fabulous. That pool one is wonderful! Wouldn’t it be calming to meditate there! (of course the homeowner would have to worry about weeds, maintenance etc ....so I guess I’ll be happy just contemplating your beautiful pictures without even having to get my hands dirty!)