What's a garden show without things for sale, right? I conclude my coverage of the 2020 NWFG Festival with a look at some of the show vendors and what I brought home...
First up is the work of Erin Pietsch Clay Art. One of her vases appeared in Kim's "Midnight Jungalow" garden (shown in this post) and Kim introduced me to Erin, which caused me to slow down and appreciate her incredible work. I am usually guilty of walking right past most of the artist booths, not wanting to get caught up in hauling home more ceramic pieces that I don't have room for.
I came very very close to purchasing this. Isn't it wonderful?
The Ravenna Gardens booth is always a must-see.
Lorene Edwards Forker's "seeing color in the garden" prints!
And lots of kokedama...
I think I need to break down and buy this book. A friend told me I was on the list of media folks to receive a preview copy but I have not.
Oh Andy's Orchids, I knew I'd be dropping some money here, what with my success keeping the plants I bought last year alive and blooming.
I took these photos on Thursday, but sadly didn't get around to buying until Friday, when most everything I was taken with was gone.
Shoulda, coulda, woulda...
There were more plant vendors this year than in the last few years, although N&M has been a mainstay.
If you attend the HPSO's big Hortlandia spring plant sale then their booth will look very familiar.
It was very difficult to resist those wonderfully colored Yucca 'Bright Star'...
Coniogramme emeiensis 'Golden Zebra' from Sundquist Nursery
The Plant Farm came all the way from Spokane...
Alpine Gardens from Oregon.
The vintage market that had taken up the entire back corner of the last room of the show was gone. Just a few vendors like this remained.
Also from Oregon, the nurseries of the Cascade Nursery Trail represented! That's Pat Thompson from Secret Garden Growers on the left.
I resisted buying any of their plants because I'll have the chance to do so back home at Hortlandia and NOT pay Seattle's intense 10% sales tax. Oh and notice that face peeking out of the sign on the left? That's my friend Ann, propagator at Secret Garden Growers and now everyone's favorite garden show poster girl.
Here's my NWFG Fest haul. I couldn't resist the metal bucket/planter, it was a great price. On the far right is an Epiphyllum sp. that I bought not at the show, but at the Ravenna Gardens shop in U-Village, it made it into the photo anyway.
Orchid on a stick #1 is "Bulbophyllum sp. mini rambling laxiflorum type" from Cambodia. You know I'll be experimenting with rooting those little guys elsewhere.
Orchid on a stick #2 (the stick is a piece of arctostaphylos wood) is Dendrobium rosellum, from Sumatra. That foliage was just too cool to pass up. I bought the hanging test tubes from the Ravenna Gardens booth at the show, the twine will be replaced with wire, cause that's how I roll.
Finally, I brought home this Magnolia macrophylla leaf from Kim at Urban Soule. She asked for some of Clifford's leaves last summer and cast them in cement. This one was a gift. Pretty cool, eh?
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