One of the first gardens I saw when I entered the Northwest Flower & Garden Show was the brilliant and romantic display by Nancy Claire Guth of Artistic Garden Concepts & Van Zanten Landscapes. Instantly I was transported to a quiet nook in a hidden garden. Here was a spot to stop and have that romantic dinner for two.
Continuing on the hot trend of unexpected planters, this table was fashioned to hold a fragrant burst of spring blooms. I am unsure if this was once a old pallet re-purposed, or an old picnic table brought back to life. Either way I loved how they up-cycled this piece to give it a whole new life at the garden show.
Planted largely with lush evergreens, rhododendrons and mostly fragrant early spring bulbs, standing too close to this garden inspires a strong desire to stay. This display has given me ideas for my own back yard get-a-way. A secluded little spot to relax and enjoy a glass of wine with my husband.
With three young children, I find it difficult to find the time to get out by ourselves. I have been looking for a way to infuse a little romance into our home garden. A quiet little seating area is fast becoming a necessary addition to our back yard uses. The perfect spot for date night.
I was surely charmed, by this gem of the show.