By now I’ve read many a post reviewing last week’s 2012 NWFG Show in Seattle, the display gardens in particular. Some loved them, some did not. A common theme to emerge however is the dislike of the theatrical garden lighting, it’s like the show organizers feel the craftsmanship of the gardens can’t hold up to the light of day. I doubt that is the case and besides we all know this is fake so what if we saw a bit of plastic pot emerging from the mulch? Walking from the display gardens into the vendor area was a liberating experience, light! Finally the light!
This shot was taken before the show opened to the public, when the lights were still turned up, after they went down you missed many of the details.
I’d have to say this garden was my favorite. It was lush, and who wouldn’t want to set on that balcony and look out at the garden.
The same garden featured a few metal ornaments…
This one in particular caught my eye as it was the best “keep out of the garden” note I saw.
Instead of rock gabions, wine bottle gabions (of a sort)!
No doubt a real-life maintenance nightmare I do love the checkerboard.
Far Out Flora is “Heavy Metal” designed by Terabithia Landscaping. Everything from old bbq’s to kegs to empty beer cans and bottle caps show up in this display.