NW Flower and Garden Show

Northwest Flower and Garden Show

February 23-27

Washington State Convention Center

We won the 2011 Outstanding Overall Educational Display Award!

About the Postcards – 2011

 

[ Photos copyright Lynne Harrison Photos ]

JANUARY – Diane Szukovathy – Botanical Diversity and Seasonality in Cut Flowers

Diane Szukovathy

Botanical Diversity and Seasonality in Cut Flowers

Monday, January 17th, 2011, 6:30 – 9 pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map

Jello Mold Farm’s story is always interesting to passionate gardeners because it is a different take on familiar information. The basic story is about the renaissance of cut flowers as a local industry, the amazing diversity of plants that can be grown locally as cut flowers and how a small farm like ours is helping to change the way the public views cut flowers. This topic is very much a rising trend.

JANUARY – Sasha Shaw – Plant Bullies

Sasha Shaw

Plant Bullies

Monday, November 15th, 2010, 6:30 – 9 pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map

Weeds are a nuisance for any gardener, but some invasive plants also pose a threat to the health of our forests and natural landscapes. King County noxious weed expert Sasha Shaw will go over invasive plants that are taking over local natural areas and waterways and even our own backyards.  She will explain how invasive and noxious weeds spread, where they come from, and what we can do to stop them. Come learn how to identify the most serious weeds, so you can find and control them before they take over.

OCTOBER – Mary Ellen Asmundson – Flora, Fauna, and Gardens of Australia

Mary Ellen Asmundson

Flora, Fauna, and Gardens of Australia

Monday, October 18th, 2010, 6:30 – 9 pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map

After 140 million years of geographic isolation, unique flora and fauna evolved on the continent of Australia, adapted to survive in a harsh climate.   Visiting Australia is like venturing into another world.  My talk is based on my third trip last year in October and November.  My  photos highlight Australia’s natural beauty, native plants, birds, and marsupials in the wild taken during my travels through the Daintree Rain Forest, botanical gardens, and the cities of Melbourne and Sydney and surrounding countryside.   I will also be featuring selected homes and gardens I visited during a two week tour I took with the Northwest Horticultural Society.