Mosaic Monday – Seattle Flower And Garden Show
It’s Mosaic Monday and I just came back from the Seattle Flower And Garden Show. This year was really nice. There were some beautiful display gardens, interesting lectures and way too much tempting stuff to buy. One of the hi lights was getting to hear Dan Hinkley, who has brought some wonderful plants back from exotic places like China and Tibet. His talk featured his new garden which he is making into a more relaxed style with easy care plants- my speed.
Here are some of my photos of the display gardens at the show this year.
The first image shows a garden with a stone pathway through daffodils, hellebores and thrrs ready to flower.
The next garden simulates terraced rice fields in Thailand with a hilltop temple.
Here are images of an array of spring flowers. There are even some cool, round metal planters with interesting ridges in them.
And this round wood patio in another garden is made of recycled lumber.
The second mosaic shows an image of a woodland garden with Oregon grape, crocuses, daffodils framed by recycled picture frames.
I took this picture because the garden had a screen made of strips of metal woven in and out of a wooden frame. We had seen designs for this screen in a ” How To” article early last year. I liked seeing the completed project in this garden along with the glass art.
Next was a garden pathway, complete with flowering trees and bulbs.
Lastly, is this wonderful arbor that I wished was my own. Kiwi were trained up over the arbor. I can think of other nice vines to use as well. Definite inspiration for finding a cover for my deck.
That is about it for this wonderful Mosaic Monday. As usual, the Seattle Flower And Garden Show was inspiring, informative and fun. Thanks to Dear Little Red House for letting me share.