Oh, what a show! There were so many fine speakers at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. I wish I could’ve heard more of them speak, but rushing around is the watchword at the show. Plus, there are the beautiful gardens to ponder and see, and oh, . . . the marketplace. Just check out Barbara Sanderson’s beautiful, hand-blown glass. Her company is Glass Gardens Northwest, and she ships to other states. Consider yourself enabled.
I also loved the display by Swanson’s Nursery. It combined the history of this great nursery with some very modern and cool displays.
My first book, The 20-30 Something Garden Guide: A No-Fuss, Down and Dirty, Gardening 101 for Anyone Who Wants to Grow Stuff, debuted at the show. I signed books sold by the University of Washington bookstore. I gave two talks, one on using Pinterest to change your garden’s color palette and the other helping 20-30 Somethings create a garden in their front or backyard. It was a thrilling four-day weekend, but I am tired.
However, I wanted to give all of you a heads up. Next week, I and twelve of my blogger friends have a surprise. We’re having a cyber book party with plenty of wonderful prizes. You’ll have twelve chances to win! It’s all to give The 20-30 Something Garden Guide a fabulous send-off the day after it comes out on February 15. I’ve heard from several of you that Amazon is already delivering books to your doors so you’re getting it early just like the folks at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show did.
Once again, I want to thank everyone who came to my talks and to Janet Endsley for being so much more than a Seminar Manager. I also want to thank all of you for reading this little blog. I can hardly believe I’ll be writing it for seven years come October 7, 2014.
Here are a few more photos of the gardens I took at the show. I put the title of the particular garden in the caption. If you want to see their description click through on the gardens. Hugs!