Seattle - Northwest Flower & Garden Show

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Seattle - Northwest Flower & Garden Show

2007 Northwest Flower & Garden ShowNWF&GS cool plant

The Seattle Northwest Flower & Garden Show is a great place to get some wonderful ideas for your home, townhome or condo.  Creating outdoor rooms is a great way to increase your enjoyment of your home, and when time to sell adds value, how great is that!  Some of the Show Gardens this year are really dramatic, which is what I think makes the NWF&GS worth going to see even if you aren't a gardener...it' a great place to see designers and landscapers in action!  The Seattle Times' Pacific Northwest Sunday Magazine has more information about the show, and sponsors a contest for NW gardeners with the Grand Prize Garden winner going to The Chelsea Flower Show in London this May.  The magazine has wonderful photos of all three winning gardens, more ideas for you! 

 

 

My award for most dramatic Show Garden is actually a Bathroom!

Never Far From Nature

This Garden by Elandan Gardens and sponsored by City Builders, titled "Never Far From Nature" is a tropical tour de force....and island getaway for when nature calls!  The shower is a tropical rainshower surrounded by jungle plants and flowers, what a way to escape! 

Designers Shanna Neims, Dan Robinson, & Will Robinson have really captured the lushness and warmth of a secret paradise to restore a person, and to wash away the cares and stress of civilization.  This is very close to my idea of my dream bath...although the actual bath is missing in this design...should be something that looks like a pool at the base of a waterfall.....ahhhhh!

 

 

My award for most urbane garden is "Suburban Swank With A Twist"  (make mine lime!) sponsored by Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association .

Suburban Swank With A Twist, the bar

This is where I want to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon (when not showing houses!) with friends enjoying something slushy, limey, and with a kick!   Astro the Jetson's dog, would fit right in with the retro 50's backyard patio BBQ styling, although there is a nice urban look with the corruogated metal raised beds that I don't think the Jetson could ever have imagined. 

  Suburban Swank With A Twist, the loungers

 

 

 

Designers Colleen Miko and Phyllis Warman have created a bright vision of a 21st Century Patio with a retro 50's twist! 

 

 

 

My award for most romantic is "Marvelous Night for a Moondance" by the Creative Gardener and sponsored by Father Nature Landscapes

Marvelous Night For A Moondance

This garden is a moonlight garden, plants that have white accents and/or flowers to reflect the moonlight.  Designer Sue Goetz, has a Black & White checkerboard dance floor to lure lovers onto, and sway away to a little night music!  This one did not photograph well since the camera "sees  through" the display, but it was a great idea, just needed the background better thought out.

 

 

 

 

 

Other favorites were....

Mojito: Don't go away, GET AWAY!

 Emery's Garden small patio display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Small urban patio design

 If you couldn't make it this year....then plan on it next February when it's cold and dark, and spring seems like it will never come....

 

 

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Laurie Manny
Long Beach CA Real Estate - Long Beach, CA

Deborah,

What beautiful pictures and settings.  You have pulled this together so nicely. 

Great job,

Laurie

Feb 17, 2007 07:06 PM #1
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Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA
Thank you Laurie!  I appreciate the feedback!
Feb 17, 2007 07:46 PM #2
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Ryan Allie
Living Puget Sound - Des Moines, WA
Creating Your Puget Sound Lifestyle
I was there and thought it was wonderful show. I love the displays. 
Feb 18, 2007 11:51 AM #3
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Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA
Hi Ryan, yes this year I think there were some very good displays, better than last year.  The best displays have a sense of drama and focus.  I have been going every year for about 11 years, and always find something new and exciting, glad you enjoyed the show too!
Feb 18, 2007 05:09 PM #4
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