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Barbara Miller shares photos from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. It was a great show, and we enjoyed talking to passionate gardeners from all over!

"Hi, I just returned from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle and thought I'd share some of the wonderful sites. You may remember that I submitted pics of my Anchorage, Alaska garden a couple of years ago, lots of Himalayan Blue Poppies. Now we have moved to the Pacific Northwest, Port Angeles, Washington, where anything grows, except the blue poppy.  Enjoy!!!"

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  1. user-7007498 03/18/2016

    It is cool seeing Flower Shows from the Northeast to the Northwest. I would love to get out there to "your" Flower Show some day. Thanks for sharing.

    1. perenniallycrazy 03/20/2016

      Hope you do Kevin and hope we get to meet you.

  2. user-3565112 03/18/2016

    Two great flower shows in the same week. Thank you for sharing the pictures & your experiences at the show. Good luck to you in your gardens this spring, Joe

  3. diane_lasauce 03/18/2016

    Wow-zer! My mother adored owls, so that image brought her to mind.

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    meander_michaele 03/18/2016

    What a week...two epic flower shows to enjoy...even if only vicariously. The composition of plants in the first picture really strikes a chord...I love the impression of flow and movement created by color and texture...very effective. I'm a sucker for the stone owls. There is a local garden center that carries them and my problem is that one is not enough...there must be a "flock" of different sizes and shapes so I keep holding off making a purchase.
    Thanks for the photos, Barbara.

    1. digginWA 03/18/2016

      Right? I want ALL THE OWLS.

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        meander_michaele 03/18/2016

        Yes, yes, and yes...the more the merrier!

    2. eddireid 03/19/2016

      Gotta brag, I have one! My granddaughters gave me a 9" treasure last Christmas! Owls rule.

      Love all the photos and am fascinated with the succulent garden. Thank you for sharing with us.

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        meander_michaele 03/20/2016

        Oooh, 9" ..that's a beauty that would really show up. Your granddaughters chose well

  5. Quiltingmamma 03/18/2016

    Yeah! Another flower show! Thanks! And you are going to love gardening in the PNW.

  6. user-7007960 03/18/2016

    Love these gardens. And, the boulders! Are they a resin, lightweight? So different from the Philadelphia Flower Show! Thx for sharing.

    1. digginWA 03/18/2016

      All the rock is real. There is a massive display of horsepower during the build as the display gardens come to life using trucks, forklifts, etc. The fumes! The beeping! The chance of getting run over! Such a blast.

  7. GrannyMay 03/18/2016

    Stunning photos, Barbara! They make missing the flower show a bit easier to bear. Thanks!

  8. user-7007966 03/18/2016

    I love the blue plant sculpture container planting in the second photo. Very inspiring!

    1. perenniallycrazy 03/20/2016

      Those glass ribbons are by Seattle artist Jesse Kelly.( The display is called Training for Zion. Here are his other creations in the same display.

  9. user-7007940 03/18/2016

    I was there. It was a great show.

  10. schatzi 03/18/2016

    Great pictures, Barbara, from a great show. You snapped a couple things I missed. It's hard to see it all in one day, but worth the effort. The pitcher plants with the antler makes an interesting subject. I thought the PNW display gardens did a great job of the National Parks theme. Port Angeles is a lovely area. Enjoy.

    1. perenniallycrazy 03/20/2016

      Totally agree with you Shirley. Too bad I missed seeing you. I hope you caught up with the other GPOD ladies. I'll try again next year!

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    LindaonWhidbey 03/18/2016

    Thanks for the photos, Barbara. I spent two days there but didn't see any of these sites. It's such a fun show, isn't it? Have fun gardening in your new zone and if you haven't discovered it yet, check out our favorite nursery, Far Reaches, in Port Townsend.

  12. user-4691082 03/18/2016

    I'm amazed that both flower shows had the same theme! Your pictures are beautiful! I also love the shopping at those shows, always something new! Thanks for sharing.

  13. darylsavage 03/18/2016

    Looks like Dale Chihuly contributes his glass sculptures to the show, beautiful.

    1. perenniallycrazy 03/20/2016

      Those glass ribbons are by Seattle artist Jesse Kelly.( The display is called Training for Zion.

      I hope you can come experience the show yourself one day. You'll probably love all the glass art at the Marketplace. Here are some of Jesse's other glass art in the Marketplace during the show. It was being sold by one of the local nurseries.

  14. DreamGardener 03/18/2016

    Oooh! The display of carnivorous plants with the antler is lovely - and mildly alarming! ;-)

  15. wGardens 03/18/2016

    Wonderful! Glad you shared photos from the Show! It is amazing what they do for their displays. I'd love to see them set up! I'm off to the Boston Show on Saturday.

  16. krissgandier 03/18/2016

    Wow! That's some garden show. I love the bulbs in the top picture that are made to look like flowering blue trees against the backdrop of mountains. Great landscaping ideas. Thanks for the fabulous pictures.

  17. perenniallycrazy 03/20/2016

    Thanks for sharing your experience through the lens Barbara. The show is always great and it keeps me coming back each year.

    The glass squiggles are by Seattle glass artist Jesse Kelly. We had the good fortune of meeting him at that display called Training for Zion. Such a nice guy!

    For those of you interested in the descriptions and designers of these show gardens, here's the link: Hope we can all meet up there one day.

    Too bad we weren't able to meet up with Susan - she already left when I went to visit the Fine Gardening Booth.

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