The Northwest Flower & Garden Show blew through Seattle last week, turning winter on its head. Yes the Emerald City laid host to 5 full days of spring! Dorthy and the Tin Man greeted us with open arms, spring bulbs and the intoxicating aroma of spring! (I apologize for the lack of ‘scratch and sniff’ technology here on the blog. You could give it a try anyways… Didn’t work? Oh well, maybe next year.)
There under the roof of the enormous Washington State Convention Center, the show gardens stretched as far as the eye could see. With over an acre of inspiring gardens, patios and outdoor living solutions there was something for everyone. Packed with enough quirky and revolutionary ideas to fill any gardeners ‘to-do’ list for the upcoming season.
Earlier in the week I brought you a look at one of my favorite gardens with a post on Learning to Dance, at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, and we felt a little summer sizzle with a peek into the container gardens with Wordless Wednesday: Savoring the Heat. Want more? Stay tuned. Next week I’ll be bring you more hot garden trends straight from the show. I’ll also be showcasing some of my favorite creative planters and a collection of containers that simply bowled me over. You can stay up to date on my recent posts by following me on Twitter @GardeningDame or show me some love by hopping over to my brand spanking new Facebook page and giving it a ‘like’.
Can I be honest? One of my favorite part of the show has little to do with the gardens. The great peeps at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show are social media savvy. They stay connected year round under the hashtag #NWFGS. Keeping in touch with gardeners and garden writers from across the US and Canada. Getting us itching for spring even in the darkest moments of winter. This was the third year I have had the pleasure of joining my online friend IRL at the show for an early morning Tweet Up! We get together, catch up like old friends and wander the show gardens while the convention center is still waking up for the day.
Colleen Pfeilschiefter @CPfeils chatting with fellow garden writers.
Bren @BG_Garden was everywhere! I swear she must be wearing a pair of those rollerblade/sneakers because she gets from one end of the convention center to the other quickly and with ease. Make sure to follow Bren on Twitter, and tune in every Monday night for #gardenchat!
Hey look! It’s Stephanie Rose @Garden_Therapy and me @GardeningDame catching up at the show. Garden Therapy also made the trip down from the Vancouver area. Make sure to follow her blog for fantastic home and garden projects and ideas that are sure to inspire!
It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and meet so many new ones! A big shout out Janet Endsley @NWFGS for all of the hard work she and her staff do to put on events like this. Make sure to follow them on Twitter and on Facebook to keep updated. Who knows, maybe I’ll see you at the next tweet up!