One of my favorite features at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show are the small space displays of the City Living Gardens on the sky walk. The location (with windows behind the gardens) makes it hard to photograph but the intimate spaces usually allow for a greater degree of style and personalization than the large show gardens.
This garden: From Sea to Shining Sea, by Ma Petite Gardens, had a great color scheme. The wall treatment gives me an idea for a free-standing trellis. Food for thought.
This one No Place Like Home, from Third Spring Landscape Design, features a custom built pergola. At first it's easy to dismiss the framework and focus on the furniture and containers. Then your eye adjusts and you realize what you're looking at – an enclosed space. Impressive!
The plantings were pretty nice too, great use of subtle color.
A Maker's Garden, from Mya Kerner. There's a lot going on here!
This little shelving unit was my favorite part...
From Sky Nursery we have Northwest Wild: Celebrating the Beauty of the Puget Sound...
I am reminded that moss makes a great container top-dressing for moisture-loving plants. It doesn't always have to be gravel!
And this seems so obvious, but I've never thought of it. Mossy branches with Tillandsia mounted on them, on a wall. Might have to do this on the back of our garage...
The rusted containers and the dark clay pottery play very nicely together.
Another favorite at the show are the floral displays. I didn't get great photos, every time I stopped by they were swarmed by other show-goers (which is good I suppose).
This one, by Colleen E. Monett Flowers, was called Marking the Passage of Time.
The entire display was built upon a slice of old Douglas Fir.
Tiny labels marked events along the growth rings, this being the last.
So much fabulous detail!
An arrangement by Tiare Floral Design Studio included these tiny woven balls.
Vases Wild created American Beauty. I've never seen Protea blooms so straight and open.
The base container was this simple metal ring.
The Art of Forest Blooms put together this wild thing, Across the Wilderness; 'til Paths be Wrought Through Wilds of Thought...
It was pretty fabulous. Although I'm still not sure exactly what it is!
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