Those bored by my continuing coverage of the Seattle garden show take heart, this is the last post...
For its first couple of years I refused to shop the show's Vintage Market on the principle it was taking space that should be set aside for plant vendors. Obviously my one-woman strike was having no effect and eventually caved. I now drink my morning coffee from killer vintage Syracuse coffee mugs I bought at the market and have a lovely little orange glass vase in my kitchen that I picked up here.
I didn't by anything vintage from this year's offerings but I had fun looking.
These first five photos are from Bob Bowling Rustics, his shop is on Whidbey Island.
The booth had a lot of great metal in it, but the prices were a little steep. For example that culvert piece on the right was $65.
In another booth...
I loved those green VW-esque planters.
This wanted to come home with me, but it did not.
As did this wonderful old publication. It stayed behind as well.
Back in plant vendor-land the N&M Herb Nursery booth had a lot of good stuff.
Look at those beauties! (the plants...although the ladies look charming)
From left to right I believe we're looking at Aloe dorotheae, Manfreda undulata 'Chocolate Chip' and Dyckia 'Brittle Star'
I had one of these years ago, it bloomed and that was the end.
x Mangave 'Bloodspot'
Didn't catch the name of this beauty
Still at the N&M booth this gorgeous Abutilon 'Red Tiger' was display only.
They were selling small starts but I'm not that patient.
As I was turning away this multi-level hand-truck pulled up to restock the tables. Not for sale but ingenious, and I wanted to steal it. How cool is that?
At the Sundquist Nursery booth I couldn't pass this Coniogramme emeiensis 'Golden Zebra' by without grabbing it. I have one, this will be my second.
Love the Dryopteris sieboldii too but managed to leave them behind.
Over at the Christianson's Nursery booth this Crassula ovata 'Jitters' was hard to pass up. In the end it was its Zone 9 status that killed the deal.
The Swansons booth had several Bromeliads, none I needed though.
And Ravenna Gardens has me thinking about new and unusual hanging shelves for my plants. Love these log slices but I think I've got a couple ideas of how to transition the idea to my garden style.
Finally there were a couple of smaller, new to me nurseries representing as well, like Urban Earth (they did one of the City Living displays)
And Viridescence. Alison managed to capture more photos of both these booths if you're left wanting more, see them here.
I'm ending with this wonderful basket used as an Ikebana vase. I want it. The closest I've came to finding it is this pineapple basket from Crate and Barrel, which I am equally obsessed with.
Next year's show is in March. Not because of weather concerns as some have assumed, or to compete with the Philadelphia show as others have thought, but because of regular old-fashioned scheduling issues. March 4-8 2020, mark your calendars!
Weather Diary, March 4: Hi 43, Low 29/ Precip 0
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