It’s the smell  of spring. Do you dig it?


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Okay, nothing jump starts spring fever  quite like

the Northwest Flower & Garden Show!

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I hit the preview media tour and I’m taking you along!
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Thank you to Ian Gleadle Photography for this fun pic! }


From hot garden trends to cool garden structures, grab your favorite pair of boots and


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let’s check out the show –  “Art In Bloom”.


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This year’s NWFGS really showcases the very personal

garden retreat. Plants + passion.

There is something for:

 The painter  –
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 The wine lover –

like a cellar carved into the hillside.


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The artful recycler –


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I’m currently crushing  on this colorful greenhouse. It really IS ‘green’. It’s 

built out of recycled glass patio doors.

Check out the potting bench!


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It’s a very portable, old school ironing board!

I’m obsessed.  


 A rustic outdoor garden desk caught my eye…
would love to do ‘work’ here!
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There is even something for the Seahawk fan!


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Going Vertical ~


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Oh my! Whether you’re tight on garden space or simply want to

create breathtaking  living wall art, the vertical garden may be for you.

 You’ll see several gorgeous examples like

the wall painting above by West Seattle Nursery. It’s #inspired!


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On a smaller scale, I’m also digging this edible wall art,

hanging on the walls of Mexico City. It’s a

vertical salad bar!


Sedum, is on the garden HOT list too…whether it’s on the wall or underfoot as

a cool carpet of green.


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Market umbrellas are also on the HOT list.


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Let’s heat things up even more with 50 shades of….


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ORCHIDS. Talk about exotic  beauty in a rainbow of colors.


This year’s show is loaded with sculptural beauty too.


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AND seriously cool water features.


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And that’s just a snippet of spring at the NWFGS. Hopefully it’s enough to
wet your garden appetite for more.
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The Northwest Flower & Garden Show runs today through Sunday at the
Washington State Convention Center,
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