My 5 favorites Display Gardens for this year were....
As you walked into the lobby of the Washington State Convention Center the first display: Eat Your Vegetables! - Garden to Table was a warm, sheltered patio with a salad garden planted in the beds surrounding it.
There were several displays that featured a fire pit (or free standing fire "pit") and my favorite was this one: Sommarstuga: Summer Living, Simply and Sustainably
This display had two nice water features, an Art Waterfall feature, and a small pond, all in a small space designed for the entire family called "From Sippy Cups to Wine Stems ".
There were several very sophisitcated patio designs....
The first, Garden Getaway , was a calm, tone on tone retreat, very northwest coloration with the cool, evergreen forest colors.
The second, Up in the Roof, was more festive with warm oranges and reds for it's rooftop patio
For more photos and commentary on the Northwest Flower & Garden Show (the Marketplace and Container Display Gardens) please see my posts at:
If you would like ideas for your home, be it a condo balcony, townhome patio, or you single family home's front or backyard then plan on going to next years' Northwest Flower & Garden Show which will be February 4th to 8th, 2009. This is a wonderful way to welcome Spring!