Category Archives: Garden Events

Insect Hotels–Design Inspiration

Going to the NW Flower & Garden Show yesterday recharged my gardening batteries. Inspiration was everywhere, but mostly in the people I met and those I reconnected with.  Landscapers, horticulturists, welders, sculptors, painters–artists all, whose ingenuity and skillful craft lit … Continue reading

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Glenwood Gardens Plant Fair

Did somebody say “plant fair”? I like nothing more than to spend an afternoon exploring tables of flats and wandering display beds looking for that plant (or two).  Maybe that plant is one I’ve been lusting over for years but … Continue reading

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James Kelsey Studios Art Sale September 22 & 23, 2012

Garden tours are a popular way to spend a weekend day in the summer.  This year alone, I’ve been on three, each time coming away with inspiration and respect for other people’s talents and accomplishments. Recently I have noticed that … Continue reading

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Manette Edible Garden Tour July 21, 2012 from 10-2pm

“Meet your Neighbors and their Chickens”, says the flier for the Manette Edible Garden Tour that takes place this coming Saturday, July 21st. The Manette Neighborhood Coalition is hosting this event from 10 am to 2pm where you can tour … Continue reading

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NW Flower & Garden Show–Rain Barrels of Fun

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show opened Wednesday and I was thrilled to get out of the rain and enjoy some garden theatre at the WA State Convention Center in Seattle where inside it is already spring!  As always, the … Continue reading

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Join me in Celebrating National Pollinator Week

The US Department of Agriculture has declared June 20-26th, 2011 National Pollinator Week.  This is the 5th annual pollinator week and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, wants us all to recognize that pollinators like bats, insects and birds are important partners … Continue reading

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Tukwila Backyard Wildlife Festival

This Saturday, May 14th from 9 to 3 is the Tukwila Backyard Wildlife Festival–held the second Saturday in May every year.  The festival coincides with International Migratory Bird Day and promises to be a fun day for everyone. I’ll be … Continue reading

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Display Gardens Under Construction

You wouldn’t think that February would be the busiest time of the year for landscapers, nurserymen and garden designers here in chilly Washington, but then you’re probably not thinking about the effort it takes to produce the Northwest Flower & … Continue reading

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Garden Show Season is Upon Us

Spring is on its way.  We know this because garden show season is upon us.  And the NW Flower and Garden Show for us northwesterly gardeners is the beginning of the gardening year in many ways.   For those exhibiting or building … Continue reading

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