Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Northwest Flower & Garden Show

"Garden shows are traditionally attended by an older demographic, and we looked at how we could involve the next generation". 2009 marked the 20-year anniversary of The Northwest Flower and Garden Show, a perennial favorite among the city's green thumbs.

This year, there will be a strong emphasis on sustainable gardening. There will be a variety of plant nurseries, including some of unvisited, like the fabled Fancy Fronds fern nursery. Plus, Fergus frigging Garrett will be speaking in part of that the giant topiary squirrels dotted around the place.

There will be over 200 nurseries and other exhibitors displaying their wares – and selling them, right then and there. I’ll be looking for unusual ferns, more winter-flowering shrubs, and anything drought-tolerant.

Outside the show gardens were masterpieces in their works. Being able to work with and be around such beautiful things really brings out the joy that is the annual flower and garden show