Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Reason Why

Here we are atop the Seattle Convention Center, on the fourth floor, attending the annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show. I took many photos to provide a free service. I want to show you what you can do with your garden and you don't even have to go to Seattle.
You are welcome.  

Find some old shoes, paint them red and then antique them with some dark shoe polish, apply a bit of lace and stick on some old dried flower blossoms and there you have it, the latest in garden fashion.

Or you could purchase a half-naked stone baby and prop it in among your blossoms.

And here is a replica of Dorothy's house in Kansas after the tornado. And, of course, the yellow brick road on the way to the land of Oz. Did I mention there was a movie theme to the gardens this year?

Old bicycles in the garden are a delight. Spray paint them monochromatic and plant some flowers in the carriers. The older and rattier the bike, the better.

Everyone needs a yellow chair in the garden, but because we all know they are uncomfortable, you need some blue pillows as yellow/blue combos are prime garden decor.

You could tear out the wall of your young daughter's bedroom so it is totally visible from the garden. She will love her loss of privacy.

Finding the right sized pot can take you to distant countries.

If it is a beach front property you own, this mini beach house is perfect. Don't expect to take it in the trunk of your car.

You need an outdoor sitting area in which to drink wine. Black wicker and wine are the latest combo in gardening society.

Wrought iron is still popular, but B.Y.O.C. (bring your own cushion)

If you can get your Fan Palms to grow this tall, a nice hammock might be in order. Fan Palms in our climate? Who are they kidding? If we could grow these here, we would not need to go to Palm Desert for our winter vacations anymore.
Stay tuned for two more days of expert gardening advice from someone who has been to the biggest and best garden show in the Pacific Northwest.

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