Next year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show will focus on materials and techniques that are good for the environment, organizers for the show announced today.
Expect to see lots of ideas for conserving resources and creating self-sustaining, easy care gardens. Organizers note organic gardening and vegetable gardening have grown more popular.
I’ll be interested to see if this haute affair actually goes home grown. The event always seemed more about fantasy and theatrics than practical know-how. Last year the more utilitarian crowd pleasing “Crush,” designed by Timothy Gray and Lloyd Glasscock at Everett’s Pacific Stone Co., took the People’s Choice award, but got snubbed by the official judges. Crush was a fall harvest-themed garden with real apples dangling from trees, raised vegetable and herb gardens, and a patio made of concrete paving stones.
Too of the people?
The show is set for Feb. 18-22 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.