This show, the second largest garden show of its kind in the country, is held annually in February in the Seattle Convention Center. Tom and I have only missed two in the over 25 years it has been running. It is a highlight of our winter, partly because it plunges us into spring way ahead of schedule.
Can't you just smell those hyacinths? We certainly could!
This was the display garden in the atrium/lobby.
I thought I would just overpower you with flowers right at the start. This year's theme was "Romance Blossoms" and several large local greenhouse nurseries were contracted to grow and force into bloom an abundance of blossoms for this years. show.
Also in the atrium was the flower arrangement competition entries from local florists. Here are a few of my favorites.
Just a detail from a Safeway entry full of flowers and food.
This is a "wedding cake", covered with moss and lichen and sedums and exotic flowers.
Would you like a slice? Yes, that's dirt.
A beautiful butterfly tree underplanted with log pots of posies.
Also in the atrium was this huge heart made out of sedums!
And we're not even in the door of the show yet. Tickets, please.
More to come. Next, the display gardens.