‘Power Up’ for Spring!


Watremark_DSC_9222While winter is still firmly entrenched in the Pacific Northwest, gardeners from across the region recently ditched their winter gear in favor of rain boots, a hot cup of Seattle coffee & 5 full days of Spring! There inside the comforts of the Washington State Convention Centre, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show came alive with acres of gardens & displays. A vital burst of spring enthusiasm. Here the horticulturally inspired, collaborated to help recharge our batteries. Time to ‘Power Up.’

Watremark_Mario MosaicThis garden designed by Sue Goetz of the Creative Gardener evoked spring through saturated colour. I enjoyed the deep purple contrasting with the chartreuse green. It is one of my favorite colour combinations and it was a real joy to see how Sue played with colours & textures to best amplify this theme. There was something for everyone in my house with this garden.

Colour: I get weak for purple.

Whimsy: have you spotted Mario? His green pipe inspired planters? You certainly can’t miss that spiky ball/allium metal sculpture. My kids sure spotted them all!

Modern appeal: The mixing of edibles with ornamentals throughout the plantings , the mix of modern architecture & collectible rusty art had even my husband nodding along.

Watremark_DSC_9243There were many take home ideas scattered through out this garden. So simple, bold & fun! Many of these themes will find their way into my gardens this spring.



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