Friday, February 20, 2009
The Northwest Flower and Garden Show
Today we attended the big garden show at the Convention Center in Seattle. Well, officially it was yesterday, since it's now 1:30 AM, but I was having trouble sleeping so I got up and am catching up with blogging. I deliberately did not take my camera because I did not want to have to fight the crowds to try to get the shots I wanted. Sometimes it's nice just to look. The show has a large number of display gardens, beautifully done with interesting plants, large trees, huge boulders, water features, patios, you name it. Then there is a huge market with garden art, accessories, furniture, tools, books, and plants. Seminars run all day long, and the whole thing lasts five days. We arrived about 9:30 in the morning and left at 7:00 in the evening. We were tired but we had a great time and came away with a few treasures - some dahlia bulbs and some "yard art". This is the 21st show, and unless someone buys the production rights it will be the last, as the current company is going out of business. We have attended all but one of the shows. This show really makes you want to go out and plant things. It was even sunny and above 50 degrees again today. But reality tells you spring is not here and you must wait a bit longer. It will come in it's own good time.