I thought I would split this into a couple of posts since there is no way I could narrow it down to just a few pictures. There were so many great ideas, even my husband had his phone out to take pictures of things he thought he might want to try.
"Paradise (to be) Regained ...borrowing from Thoreau" was designed by a high school senior for her senior project. It was just amazing and she had all sorts of things that were "re-characterized" used materials for the garden. There were street names of well known Seattle streets on and in the house.
All drought tolerant plants in the garden with crushed gravel paths. In the background you can see two old radiators used as the entry. This garden got one of our votes for people's choice award.
Another favorite was "A Day Well Spent" by Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse. It was meant to represent the charm of old small family nurseries.
Inside the cute potting shed.
A small greenhouse on wheels full of seedlings.
We spent a lot of time at this one, it was just full of inspiration.
"Wind in the Willows: A River Odyssey" was done by a favorite from previous garden shows; Fancy Fronds.
Love the daisies in the grass!
Blown glass Cat tails in front of the river.
"Life's Journey in a Garden" by Plantswoman Design had a lot of dark/black plants and golden foliage. The colors were very striking together.
I love the rusty grid that was turned into a raised planter.
"Wish Shoe Were Here" by APLD, Washington Chapter. Can you see the shoe?
I'll share another post with a few more of the display gardens. Of course it's hard to walk through a garden show without buying anything and there were so many vendors there I could've spent 2 days just looking at what was for sale. There was also a really nice kids play area with the theme of Charlotte's Web.
By the time we arrived home the snow started and now the streets are white.