NW Flower & Garden Show 2014

Curious about hardy plants? Come chat with us at the NW Flower and Garden Show this year in booth 2816! We are a friendly group of plant nerds that propagates plants, packages seed, tours, weeds and mulches together.

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2014 Show Booth

Our Flower and Garden Show committee put together a container display of hardy plants including drama queen Gunnera manicata, colorful container standbys Cupressus ‘Wilma Goldcrest’ and Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’, intriguing Ruscus hypoglossum and incredibly trailing Heucherella ‘Yellowstone Falls’.

The stunning foliage detail photography in the posters of Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten‘ and Impatiens omieana is compliments of member Lynne Harrison Photos (c).

NW Flower and Garden Show 2013

Come see us at the NW Flower and Garden Show this year in booth 2404!

Our dedicated Flower and Garden Show committee put up our booth and placed 240 pots of Selaginella kraussiana ‘Brownii’ from T&L Nursery (see details from our 2010 booth), and Primula ‘Zebra’ into our vertical garden, and potted up Hellebore ‘Snow Fever’, Prosanthera, and others.

 

Booth Left

Booth Left

 

Booth Right

Booth Right

The large Paeonia ‘Coral Charm’ photo for the backdrop, and most of the postcard photos were provided by Lynne Harrison Photos.
[Top Left] Astrantia maxima and Epimedium [Top Right] Paeonia ‘Coral Charm’
[Second Row Left] Achillea ‘Peachy Seduction’, Second Row Right] Crocus sp.
[Third Row Left] Anemone nemorosa ‘Robinsoniana’ [Third Row Right] Tulipa sp.
[Bottom Row Left] Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ [Bottom Row Right] Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’ and Geranium ‘Rosanne’.

Postcards

Postcards

FEBRUARY – Flower and Garden Show 2012

NW flower and garden show logo "A floral Symphony"We hope to see you at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show February 8 – 12, 2012.

You can see our previous booths on our Flower and Garden show pages.

 

NWFGS – 2012 – Videos and Pictures for making Woven Willow

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NWFGS – 2012 – Postcards

(c) Lynne Harrison Photos – don’t copy without appropriate credit

NWFGS – 2012 – Sticks and Stones

We had a fabulous first day at the NW Flower and Garden Show and want to share these pictures of our booth.  This year’s theme for us is Sticks and Stones, so our booth shows how to integrate woven panels into the landscape.  Plants used in our booth included:

  • Pseudopanax discolor
  • Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Country Park Dwarf’
  • Coprosma “Karo’s Red”
  • Corokia cotoneaster
  • Carex
  • Dyckia

And the woven wall included apple, red-twig dogwood, bamboo and willow.  Come and see for yourself!  [Click images in the gallery for a larger view.]  [Update: videos added and pictures showing construction coming soon.]

NWFGS – 2011

NW Flower and Garden Show award 2011

Candids

About the Postcards – 2011

 

[ Photos copyright Lynne Harrison Photos ]

NWFGS – 2010 Award

Northwest Flower and Garden Show Booth

2010 Award

We had a fabulous time meeting all of you at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. I hope you enjoyed hearing about our Garden Rescue and Plant Sale, saw our towering green wall, and learned more about our seed exchange. We were really proud to receive the NWFGS 2010 Outstanding Overall Educational Display award for our very first booth. And did you Read what Val Easton had to say about us?

Our Booth

Overall image of booth

Overall image of booth

About the Vertical Walls

Selaginella

Selaginella

We used Selaginella moss generously loaned by T&L Nursery in Redmond for the side walls. The specific varieties are:

Name Description
Selaginella kraussiana ‘Aurea’ The golden one, with a loose habit
Selaginella kraussiana ‘Brownii’ The dark one, with a tight habit

We used the Color Max Etera Sedum Tiles against the back wall. They were generously loaned to us by Northwest Horticulture, a Wholesale Perennial Grower in Mount Vernon. The varieties are detailed below.

Name Description
Sedum acre ‘Aurea’ Fast grower, good for quick fill-in, bright color both in flowers and with chartreuse foliage, can be aggressive.
Sedum album ‘Coral Carpet’ Basic in green roofs, widely used, fast growth, good for low fill-in, green summer foliage turns deep red in winter, topped with attractive coral-pink flowers in early summer, recommended.
Sedum album ‘Orange Ice’ Selected for orange-colored winter foliage.
Sedum ‘Weighenstephaner Gold’ Attractive, commonly used, very good for year round interest and color, strong flowering, deep orange to red winter color.
Sedum kamtschaticum ‘Variegatum’ Cream variegation combined with yellow flowers and orange flower stems make this very colorful when in bloom. Tough as the green form of the same species.
Sedum reflexum ‘Blue Spruce’ Upright, blue foliage, yellow flowers, widely used, good for contrast in mixes.
Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ Excellent plant for color, charteuse foliage brightens green mixes, and turns shades of orange in winter, recommended.
Sedum spurium ‘Green Mantle’ Coarse green foliage, semi-evergreen, lighter flowering habit, good for shade.
Sedum spurium ‘John Creech’ Strong grower, widely adapted, one of the more widely used green roof sedums. Heavy display of pink flowers in summer.
Sedum spurium ‘Red Carpet’ One of the best red foliaged sedums, stays red all year round.
Sedum spurium ‘Summer Glory’ Dark pink flowers distinguish this cultivar of Sedum spurium. Like other spuriums, it is tough, and reliable.
Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’ Good color from tricolored foliage, best used as short term accent.