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Official Guide to the 2012 Nothwest Flower & Garden Show

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  • Buy tickets now at gardenshow.comProduced by The Seattle Times Advertising Department in partnership with the Northwest Flower & Garden Show

    Washington state Convention Center

    2012

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  • Thanks to our valued partnersWelcome to the northwest Flower & garden show

    This years event hits a high note with the theme for 2012: A Floral Symphony Gardens Take Note. Our 25 gardens have imaginatively woven this theme into creative ways: orchids presented in a Symphony Hall setting, an innovative Grunge Garden and a garden with a grand piano as its centerpiece just to name a few.

    Youll also be treated to performances by top classical, gospel, jazz and bluegrass musi-cians in the South Lobby. Not to be outdone, children can join in the Rockin Robin fun at the Sprout Stage in The PlayGarden.

    Inspired by show attendees Ive met and the shows outstanding speakers and exhibitors, my own garden has begun a transformation unique to my family. Though my battle to grow acceptable pumpkins continues, our family shares in the joy that a garden brings. Its a place of constant change as the seasons come and go, backyard wildlife appears, and new plantings mature and bloom. This years show will generate plenty of take-home ideas for me and for you.

    Planning and managing the nations second-largest flower and garden show is truly a labor of love. Id like to thank our sponsors, creators, speakers, exhibitors, performers and staff who contribute their creativity and expertise to bring this show to life.

    And, of course, Id like to thank you this is your show. Happy gardening!

    Terry OLoughlin

    Producer, OLoughlin Trade Shows, Inc.

    Music performances take root at showA Floral Symphony Gardens Take Note sets the theme for this years show, featuring live music presentations at several stage areas.

    The South Lobby has been transformed into a multigenre musical showcase as top area groups take the stage for gospel, classical, jazz and bluegrass performances.

    Subaru presents Kenny Coleman (Brazilian). Other performers are Ray Baldwin (smooth jazz), Bella Trio (classical chamber music), Cascade Cut Ups (bluegrass), Julian Catford (classical guitar), Duo Savior Faire (clas-sical chamber music), Edmonds Woodway High School (jazz ensemble), Garfield (classic quartet), Orville Johnson (bluegrass), Paul Johnson (jazz), Kirkland Choral Society (vocal choral), Miles and Karina (variety), Sen-sible Shoes (Seattle Womens Chorus), Nelda Swiggett (jazz), Total Experi-ence Gospel Choir (gospel) and Wiretappers (bluegrass).

    The Sprout Stage presents lively childrens musical acts in the Rockin Robin-themed PlayGarden. Families can sing along with popular chil-drens singer/songwriters Caspar Babypants, Nancy Stewart, Your Imagi-nary Friend and Lisa Taylor with the Creepin Critters. Performances are daily at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

    And dont forget, the shows display gardens weave unique musi-cal elements into their own themes creating an atmosphere of melodic magic across the entire show!

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    The Northwest Flower & Garden Show is produced by Northwest-based OLoughlin Trade Shows, Inc. The family-owned company, now spanning four generations, has grown over the past 71 years to become the largest producer of consumer shows in the West, including the Portland Home & Garden Show and the Tacoma Home & Garden Show.

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    The upbeat and catchy song Rockin Robin is the inspiration behind this years edition of The PlayGarden, an entertaining and interactive chil-drens feature. Kids, its OK to get your hands dirty!

    In conjunction with Seattle Chil-drens PlayGarden, the show has

    created The PlayGarden as a hands-on educational experience for children.

    The 5,000-square-foot activity area spotlights performances and activities in celebration of

    the shows theme: A Floral Symphony Gardens Take Note. Its free with admission to the show (children ages 12 and younger are admitted free to the show).

    It will be a fun-filled outdoor play environment where children can touch, play and learn, and take something home, says Wendy Welch, a Seattle-based garden designer and Seattle Childrens PlayGarden associate who has been working with the show to develop the exhibit.

    Harkening back to simpler times of play, The PlayGarden allows kids to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty while making Maxs Mud pies, playing in a sand-

    box full of birdseed, planting seeds to take home, pet-ting bunnies and chickens, and creating balls of nesting material for robins and other Pacific Northwest birds. It all takes place in a vintage 1950s kitchen vignette and wooded backyard filled with round-the-clock activities, including play with Hula-Hoops, pingpong and lawn mowers for pushing.

    Kids love a treasure hunt, and parents will love that their children have something to engage them while viewing the gardens. Every year, the garden creators conceal items in their gardens. This year, treasure hunters will be on the lookout for birdhouses. Partici-pants can record their finds on their Treasure Hunt forms to receive a prize courtesy of Molbaks!

    Treasure Hunt forms will be available at The PlayGar-den, at one of the two Show Information booths and at selected display gardens.

    The Seattle Childrens PlayGarden is the only facility of its type in the United States where both typically de-veloping children and children with special needs come together and garden year-round, says Liz Bullard, execu-tive director for the Seattle Childrens PlayGarden.

    For additional information, visit gardenshow .com or call 253-756-2121.

    rockin robin at The PlayGarden

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    benefit blanketBenefiting the Seattle Childrens PlayGarden, Pendleton Woolen Mills and the North-west Flower & Garden Show have teamed up to offer an exclusive, limited-edition Count-ing Sheep Eco-Wise Wool baby blanket. The regular price is $74; preorder for $60 at gardenshow.com or purchase at the show for the same special price of $60.

    You can also support Seattle Childrens PlayGar-den programs through an optional $1 donation when you buy tickets to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show.

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    three gardens show off small-space ideasMinimalism doesnt have to be small in idea, beauty or function. Living It Up! features limited-space gardening inspiration in three unique garden displays through the use of plantings, outdoor dcor and planters.

    A Garden of FragmentsFragments saved from previous gardens, repurposed materials and cuttings from gen-erous neighbors can be artfully assembled to create a tantalizing small garden. The small-space garden is a place to relax and savor a garden with a special personal history.

    The ideas are endless: cascading grasses, splashes of pink, dark feathery ferns and pale flowers tumbling from a container to re-create fondly remembered combina-tions. Repurposed furniture, fabric from grandmothers trousseau, old Christmas ornaments and worn garden art can all be positioned for the desired effect.

    Creator:PamelaRichardsGardenDesign,writingagarden.blogspot.com

    in Through the Out DoorAlmost a secret garden and patio space tucked in off the side of a home in an urban setting, this garden is packed with big-garden features.

    Circular paving stones are surrounded by low natural stone borders and boulders. Hand-forged iron plant stakes in an unfold-ing fiddle-leaf fern motif and handmade iron vines support grapevines and festive lighting around the garden. Creations by local artists include a hand-blown glass fruit bowl set in crows shaped from iron.

    A small water feature is tucked in next to the walls of the house with the out door leading from the garden to a wine cellar.

    Creator:TimothyGray;PacificStoneCompany,pacificstoneco.com

    Starting the Day on the PatioThis garden is practical, functional and en-joyable. The planters are Roman Pisa and the patio pavers are Standard-Pacific Slate finish. The use of hardscape materials offers low maintenance and a pleasant environment to enjoy the outdoors any time of day.

    Creator:GilMcNeal,PerennialLawn&Gar-den,Inc./PLGConstruction;perenniallawngarden.com

    living it up!

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    The hottest new garden tools, gifts for the gardener, hand-crafted art and furniture, and new plant introductions will be among the offerings from more than 300 exhibitors in the Northwest Flower & Garden Shows Marketplace. This one-stop-shopping experience attracts quality exhibitors from throughout the region, with many offer-ing one-of-a-kind items.

    Specialty nurseries will be introducing new and exotic plants as well as old favor-ites in the Plant Market.

    With so much to see, dont let purchases slow you down. Check them at one of the shows convenient and com-plimentary package-check stations so you can keep shopping.

    CasparBabypants:10:30 a.m. daily

    YourImaginaryFriend:12:30 p.m. FridaySunday

    LisaTaylorw/theCreepinCritters:12:30 p.m.Wednesday and Thursday

    shop for garden treasures at Marketplace

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    Sprout Stage headliners (music for the young and the young at heart)

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    NancyStewart:2:30 p.m. daily

  • RainieR Room (60 minutes except where noted)10 AM Designing Tomorrows Gardens Today StephenOrr GardenSustainablyWithoutSacrificingBeauty

    11:30 AM Edible Landscaping: The New American Garden

    RosalindCreasy GrowYourOwnBountiful&BeautifulGarden

    1 PM Why Doesnt My Garden Look Like That? StevenAitken 10QuestionstoAskAboutYourGarden

    2:30 PM The Human Garden JamieDurie EnhanceYourGardenEnjoymentwithOutdoorRooms

    4 PM Plant of the Week CiscoeMorris PeakPerformingPlantsfromJanuarythroughDecember

    5:30 PM Walk on the Wilder Side MatthewLevesque NewStylesofGardenPavingfromRepurposedMaterials

    6:45 PM Get Your Feet Wet VancaLumsden Boggy,SoggyPlantsforPlantAddicts

    Hood Room (60 minutes except where noted)9:30 AM Demystifying Heirloom Gardening DianeOttWhealy DesigningwithHeirloomFlowers,Vegetables&Herbs

    11 AM Gardening with Conifers RichardBitner MakingWiseChoicesinSelectingConifers

    12:30 PM Express Yourself! HelenYoest GardenArtThatEnhances&Inspires

    2 PM A Rainbow of Succulents RobinStockwell UsingSucculentstoCreateaSymphonyofColor

    3:15 PM Cool-Season Edibles BillThorness HowtoGrowVeggiesYear-round

    4:30 PM Gourmet Gardening AndreaBellamy GrowEdibles&DiscoverWhatGourmetReallyMeans

    5:45 PM A Container Named Desire BruceBailey MakingaPersonalStatementwithBoldContainers

    7 PM Shade Gardens Rule! KellyDodson&SueMilliken TheBest&MostUnusualPlantsforShade

    diY Stage (60 minutes except where noted) 9:30 AM Creating Harmony LanaFinegold UsingOutdoorFoliageforIndoorDesigns

    11:15 AM Rooting Out Problems Before You Plant LindaChalker-Scott PreparingPlantsforSuccessandSurvival

    2 PM Oh, Grow Up! WilliEvansGalloway GetMoreFoodGrowingUpwithDIYTrellises

    3:30 PM Garden for the Health of It StacyWalters LearnHowtoSafelyPerformGardeningTasks

    5:15 PM Edibles Cubed JaymeJenkins CreateaLiving,EdibleCocktailTable

    6:45 PM Develop a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary JimUllrich HowtoInviteMasonBees&BirdsintoYourGardenWED

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    FreeSeminars SeminarKeyThesesymbolswillhelpyouidentifythebestseminarsforyouSuitablefornewgardeners

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    RainieR Room (60 minutes except where noted)10 AM Petal & Twig ValEaston ReaptheRewardsofSimple,FreshBouquetsYear-round

    11:30 AM The Heirloom Garden RosalindCreasy Time-testedVegetables&FlowersforHomeGardens

    1 PM The Secrets of Combining Plants SteveAitken DiscoverStrategiesofDesigntoTransformYourGarden

    2:30 PM Responsible Gardening StephenOrr ReimaginingtheDefinitionofaModernGarden

    4 PM Myths, Fables, Fantasies or Facts? DanHinkley ANotEntirelyUnfathomableLow-MaintenanceGarden

    5:30 PM Design Like a Pro BillyGoodnick CreateAnyStyleGardenUsingLocallyAppropriatePlants

    7 PM Easy Living KarenStefonick DesignIdeasforCreatingOutdoorLivingRooms

    Hood Room (60 minutes except where noted)9:30 AM The Allure of Edible Flowers TeresaOConnor HowtoGrow,Harvest,Cook&EnjoyEdibleFlowers

    10:45 AM Creating Harmony in the Garden RebeccaSweet TakingYourGardentotheNextLevel

    NOON The WOW! Factor BarbaraWise PrinciplesofCreatingBeautifulContainerGardens

    1:30 PM Grow. Cook. Eat. WilliEvansGalloway GourmetVegetableGardeningMadeEasy

    3 PM Express Yourself! HelenYoest GardenArtThatEnhances&Inspires

    4:30 PM Designing With Conifers RichardBitner UsingConiferstoProvideYear-roundGardenInterest

    6 PM No More Chemicals in Your Garden! JeffLowenfels TheLatestScienceonGardeningWithoutChemicals

    7:15 PM At Play in the Potager WendyTweten MakingVegetableGardeningFruitful&Fun

    diY Stage (60 minutes except where noted)9:30 AM Sprout! NanSterman StartYourGardenFromSeeds

    11:15 AM Vertical Gardening with Succulents RobinStockwell TheNuts&BoltsforVibrantVerticalGardening

    2 PM Operating Instructions for DIY Gardeners LoreneEdwardsForkner CraftaLandscapeUniquelySuitedtoYourHome

    3:45 PM Plant Now, Eat Later AlexandraHedin RewardingRecipes&CraftsfromtheGarden

    5:15 PM No Space, No Problem JaymeJenkins GrowaGutterGardenwithFunction&Style

    6:45 PM Garden for the Health of It StacyWalters LearnHowtoSafelyPerformGardeningTasks

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    RainieR Room (60 minutes except where noted)10 AM Container Garden Compositions BarbaraWise TransformaGardenintoaSymphonyofSensations

    11:30 AM Survivors: Indianola DanHinkley High-PerformingPlantsThatOutlastedWinter2010-2011

    1 PM Subaru presents: Growing a Greener World

    JoeLampl GardeningtoMakeaDifference

    2:30 PM Mixing it Up in the Border LucyHardiman OrchestratingPlantCombinationsThatSing

    4 PM The Handmade Garden LoreneEdwardsForkner InspirationalProfilesofHands-OnGardeners

    5:30 PM Growing Food in Small Spaces TeresaOConnor Tips&TechniquestoMaximizeYour

    EdibleGardenHarvest

    7 PM Reliable Plants for the Shade Garden RichieSteffen TheLatestGreatPlantPicksforNorthwestGardens

    Hood Room (60 minutes except where noted) 9:30 AM Structural Plant Placement VanessaGardnerNagel Locating&StrengtheningYourGardensBones

    11 AM Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat DavidMizejewski AttractingBirds,Butterflies&Wildlife

    12:30 PM Landscaping for Privacy MartyWingate DesigningBuffers,Barriers&ScreensforYourGarden

    2 PM The Peak of Perfection ColinMcCrate HowtoHarvestYourEdibleGardenLikeaPro

    3:15 PM What the Cluck?! Part 1 JessicaBloom IntroductiontoKeepingChickensinYourGarden

    4:45 PM Creating Garden Tapestries MaryAnnNewcomer WeaveaGardenTogetherWithColorfulThreads

    6 PM iPhone Gardener DavidPerry CreatingGardenPhotoMagicwithYourSmartphone

    7:15 PM Button-Down Plants Mary-KateMackey HighImpact,LowMaintenancePlantsforEveryGarden

    diY Stage (60 minutes except where noted)9:30 AM Pruning Japanese Maples BarryHoffer PruningMaplesFromanArboristsPointofView

    11:15 AM From Seed to Table FarmerJohnMuller FarmerJohnSharesHisGrowingSecrets

    2 PM Eco-Friendly Floral Design DebraPrinzing TechniquesforCreatingFresh,HealthyArrangements

    3:45 PM Planting for Entertaining AlexandraHedin RecipeswithFreshFlavorsfromtheGarden

    5:15 PM Fragrance in the Garden RizaninoRizReyes Year-roundGuidetoScentsationalGardens

    6:45 PM Develop a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary JimUllrich HowtoInviteMasonBees&BirdsIntoYourBackyard

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    RainieR Room (60 minutes except where noted)10 AM Mayhem, Murder & Must-Nots RobinHaglund Top10MaintenanceMistakesGardenersShouldAvoid

    11:15 AM E.G.G.S. Eat. Grow. Gather. Share. GrahamKerr AVisionfor2020JointheEGGSCartonClub

    12:45 PM Subaru presents: Growing a Greener World

    JoeLampl GardeningtoMakeaDifference

    2:15 PM Decorating Eden LucyHardiman Art&OrnamentationintheGarden

    3:45 PM Bring it On! CiscoeMorris IndestructiblePlantsthatSurvive

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    5:15 PM Design Essentials for Succulents DebraLeeBaldwin CreateChic,ColorfulFocalPointswithSucculents

    6:45 PM Artful Anticipation NicholasStaddon CreatingDrama&MysteryintheGarden

    Hood Room (60 minutes except where noted) 9:30 AM Organic Gardening for Everyone CharlieNardozzi NewTips,Tools&TechniquesforHealthy,EasyGardens

    11 AM Do-Re-Mi GregButler SolvingCommonGardenProblemsBeforeYouBegin!

    12:15 PM Dont Look Now MartyWingate InnovativeScreeningIdeasforEveryGarden

    1:30 PM What the Cluck?! Part 2 JessicaBloom GreatPlantChoicesforGardeningwithChickens

    3 PM The Beautiful, Bountiful Potager JenniferBartley PracticalIdeastoGrowYourOwnFoodBeautifully

    4:30 PM The Winter Vegetable Garden AnnetteCottrell GettingtheMostFromNWEdibleGardensinWinter

    5:45 PM Garden Renovations for Any Size MelindaMyers Affordable&AttractiveSolutionstoEnhanceAnyGarden

    7 PM Creative Flower & Garden Photography CharlesNeedle Tips,Tools&TechniquestoComposeUniquePhotos

    diY Stage (60 minutes except where noted) 9:30 AM Container Gardening

    with Japanese Maples BarryHoffer CreateLong-lastingGardenswithMaples

    11:15 AM Small Fruits & Berries for Small Spaces MalloryGwynn GrowingaHealthyHarvestonPatios&Balconies

    2 PM Wonderful Woodies DebraPrinzing FoliageFromYourGardenPerfectFortheVase

    3:45 PM Tips From a Frugal & Lazy Gardener SteveLorton TopTipsforInexpensiveSolutionstoCommonProblems

    5:15 PM Meet Your Garden Soil LindaChalker-Scott HowtoDetermineYourSoilsTrueTexture

    7 PM Top Ten Multi-Purpose Herbs SueGoetz DiscoverHowtoGrow&UseWonderfulHerbs

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    FreeSeminars SeminarKeyThesesymbolswillhelpyouidentifythebestseminarsforyouSuitablefornewgardeners

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    Gardening luminaries will share the lat-est trends and how-to tips in nearly 120 seminars. Better yet, seminars are free with admission to the show.

    New and returning stars from the global gar-dening community include authors and televi-sion personalities Jamie Durie, Joe Lampl and televisions original celebrity chef, the former Galloping Gourmet Graham Kerr.

    Subaru presents Growing a Greener World:

    Gardening to Make a Difference, a seminar by award-winning show host Lampl (of PBSs Growing a Greener World). Fol-lowing his Friday and Saturday seminars, Lampl will greet showgoers and sign books at Subarus skybridge garden display.

    Edible gardening is once again a big focus of the seminars, and 30 presentations will be devoted to all aspects of growing a bounti-ful harvest. Author and show judge Rosalind

    Creasy will be among the speakers sharing tips on this important gardening trend.

    Among the regional gardening experts bring-ing their wisdom and wit to the show are

    Ciscoe Morris, Dan Hinkley, Val Easton, Lucy Hardiman, Marianne Binetti, Jessi Bloom, Debra Prinzing, Marty Wingate, Richie Steffen and Lorene Edwards Forkner.

    Get tips from local and national garden pros

    CiscoeMorris JoeLampl GrahamKerrJamieDurie

    RainieR Room (45 minutes except where noted)10 AM Wild Edible Backyard JenniferHahn WildFoodstoGrow&MunchatHome

    11:15 AM Simple Edible Garden Design ColinMcCrate DesignPrimerforEdibleGardeningSuccess

    12:45 PM Fresh Ideas with Succulents DebraLeeBaldwin InnovativeWaystoUseSucculentsinHome&Garden

    2:15 PM Vegetable Gardening CSI KathrynWadsworthandDavidDeardorff SolveYourGardensCrimesAgainstEdibles

    3:45 PM The No-Effort Edible Garden AnnetteCottrell ReapaBountyofEdibleswithMinimalEffort!

    5 PM At Home in a Habitat Garden ZsofiaPasztor ImportantElementsforInvitingWildlifeintheGarden

    Hood Room (60 minutes except where noted) 9:30 AM Vegetable Gardening Success MelindaMyers BountifulGardenswithLittleTime,Space&Budget

    11 AM Difficult Plants to Prune CassTurnbull BasicTechniques,CommonMistakes&CorrectiveAction

    12:30 PM Eating Your Landscape LisaTaylor ExploringEdiblesasLandscapeTrees,Shrubs&Annuals

    2 PM Garden Opera MarianneBinetti Drama,Divas&HeroesintheGarden

    3:30 PM Size Doesnt Matter MeghanFuller CreativeGardenDesignforSmallSpaces

    4:45 PM A Symphony of Spring Ephemerals SusieEgan WoodlandGemstoBridgetheSeasons

    diY Stage (60 minutes except where noted) 9:30 AM Be a Drip! MalloryGwynn HydratingYourFavoritePlantswithDripIrrigation

    11:15 AM A Potted Edible Garden CharlieNardozzi EasyTipstoGrowHealthyEdiblesinSmallSpaces

    2 PM Food + Flowers from the Winter Garden JenniferBartley Cooking&DecoratingfromtheWinterKitchenGarden

    3:30 PM Sustainable Container Gardening AmyOckerlander BigHarvestswithLowResourcestheSustainableWay

    5 PM Rain Barrels of Fun ColleenMiko BuildaRainBarrelSaveonYourWaterBill

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    Funky JunkCatch the creative spirit as local high school students find new ways to integrate their own garden plants with recycled material.

    Plant MarketShop the Plant Market for the latest in cool trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and flowers.

    The PlayGardenDesigned by the Seattle Childrens PlayGarden and inspired by the song Rockin Robin, this hands-on area allows kids to experience the life of a garden, from planting edibles and composting to learning about the importance of spiders in an ecosystem.

    Container Garden Exhibition This audience favorite showcases container design ideas perfect for that deck, patio or front porch. From classic to contemporary, this exhibition is sure to provide small-space solutions for your own home, condo or apartment.

    Display GardensThe heart and soul of our show, 25 fully landscaped gardens showcase the regions most talented designers, growers and horticulturists. Come be inspired.

    Living It Up!Features limited-space gardening inspiration in three unique garden displays through the use of plantings, outdoor dcor and planters. Minimalism doesnt have to be small in idea, beauty or function. You can experience a bounty of creative ideas to turn that small-space environment into a grand and minimal entertaining space.

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    Marketplace Shop the Marketplace for gardening accessories and gadgets. More than 300 mini-stores have been hand-picked to represent the best in garden-related products.

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  • A concert in the ParkA Concert in the Park is a snapshot of a memorable summer evening. The center-piece gazebo shelters the musicians instru-

    ments, music stands and sheet music surrounded by colorful perennials, annuals, assorted ferns and grasses, trees and shrubs. Its accented with

    a special piece of abstract art. A night to remember!

    Inspirations to take home: Use of groundcovers, use of color and fragrances

    Creator:FlowerGrowersofPugetSoundWA,flowergrowers.org

    A Force of Nature in 5 Strings concerto for 5-String banjoThis Northwest family finds peace and com-fort in the simplicity of natural elements and celebrates every day with some of mans most elegant creations.

    The stone sculpture dining table is the family focus when they put down their banjo or take

    a break from grooming the bonsai spotlighted in this garden. Every plant and feature is a reference to our origins creating a sense of wildness, organized chaos and drama. A finely designed 50-year-old Scots pine towers over a quiet and pristine pond. A giant, weathered root system delineates one side of this outdoor room, a complement to the lacy Contorted Fil-bert gracing the gardens horizon. Huge stones are the backbone, anchored by a patio created from giant stone slabs.

    Inspirations to take home: Artistic pruning, low-maintenance features

    Creators:DanRobinsonandWillRobinson,ElandanGardens,ltd.,elandangardens.com

    April in ParisApril in Paris is a visual rendition of the song made famous by Frank Sinatra in 1950. A Pari-sian street scene comes to life in this garden.

    A brick path fronts the buildings, winding past a fresh-cut-flower cart and market stall of bulbs for planting. Plant material includes spring-blooming favorites, formal hedging material and stretches of lawn. Plant choices

    SteveAitkenEditor,FineGardeningmagazine

    Steve Aitken is editor of Fine Gardening, a magazine devoted to

    making its readers bet-ter gardeners. He spends much of his time talking with and visiting horticulturists and avid gardeners around the country. The knowledge he gains from these activities not only helps the magazine, but also provides solutions to the everyday challenges he faces in his own garden.

    RosalindCreasyAuthor,EdibleLandscaping

    Rosalind Creasy has been considered the leading authority

    on edible landscaping since her groundbreak-

    ing book The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping was published in 1982. It

    has become a contemporary classic, and was named one of the 75 Great American Garden Books by the American Horticul-tural Society. An all-new edition, Edible Landscaping, was published in November 2010.

    StephenOrrEditorialdirectorforgar-dening,MarthaStewartLiving

    As the editorial direc-tor for gardening for Martha Stewart Living, Stephen Orr writes about extraordinary gardens and the people who make them. The former garden editor at House & Garden and Domino magazines, he has written extensively for The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and has been a featured gardening expert on The CBS Early Show and The Today Show. He is the author of the 2011 book Tomorrows Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening.

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    and design are meant to reflect the European style of casual symmetry, varied texture and lots of color. The adjoining park with benches nestled in the flora and a fountain or two completes this vision of springtime in Paris. Look for the artist-at-work in her garret periodically throughout the show!

    Inspirations to take home: New modular, pre-formed curbing system; garden art

    Creator:WightsHome&Garden,wights.com

    birdsongThis garden represents a range of bird habitats: marshland at the shore of a lake, woodland edge and deeper forest. Both native and non-native plants provide food and shelter for birds: berries for foraging, nectar for hummingbirds, and places to hide and nest. Access to water allows bathing and drinking. A snag offers insects and nesting cavities, while the bird blind lets humans enter quietly into the avian world.

    Replicas of bird species are used to demon-strate the nesting and feeding birds dwelling in the 230-acre Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle.

    Inspirations to take home: Use of native plants to promote biodiversity, including bird habitats

    Creators:WashingtonParkArboretum,TheAr-boretumFoundation,arboretumfoundation.orgSeattleAudubon,seattleaudubon.orgDesignedby:BobLilly,PhilWood,RogerWilliams

    coloring the bluesThe natural chords of the blues are reflected in the progression of plants, water and light. The basic elements of the blues are mirrored as the fountains in this garden respond in kind to each others flow not unlike the call-and-response of two performing musicians.

    Stone bridges and decks over turbid waters

    are highlighted here, and almost-still waters allow us to reflect on the urban human con-dition. This garden is more than a visual jam session its full of acoustic surprises, too.

    Inspirations to take home: Use of recycled composite decking materials

    Creators:ElementsofNatureInc.,elementsofnature.net;Dr.Decks,drdecks.com;PugetSoundLandscaping,pugetsoundlandscaping.com

    Grunge GardenGrunge Garden pays homage to Seattles grunge music scene of the 1990s, when groups Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Nir-vana and Pearl Jam put Seattle on the rock music map again. Shaped to depict a guitar, this garden includes drums (and a drum water feature!) and boots from the period. Adding to the authenticity, the creator reached out for advice from members of the Northwest band Everclear. This garden is a memorial to a time that has passed us all by that we can fondly remember.

    Inspirations to take home: Have fun with your own garden theme!

    Creator:AdamGorski,AdamGorskiLandscapesInc.,adamgorskilandscapes.com

    here comes the Sun Design-a-GardenShowgoers will view the results of the first-ever Design-a-Garden process, a unique collaboration between visitors to the shows website, Seattles Swansons Nursery, vet-eran garden creator Lloyd Glasscock of Looking Glass Design, and show designer Cyle Eldred. Over a period of months leading up to the show, read-ers voted online to select the garden theme (the Beatles Here Comes the Sun) and materials, art, furniture, plantings and other components.

    It includes a large, central patio using Mon-tana bronze flagstone and Sockeye quartzite flagstone, a backdrop of sheltering trees, celadon containers overflowing with plants, and studio art glass pieces interspersed

    among the garden features.

    The installation was performed by Terra Firma Hardscapes, with materials provided by Mare-nakos Rock Center and Sawdust Supply.

    You designed it, we built it!

    Inspirations to take home: Stone wall and patio features; garden art

    Creators:SwansonsNursery,swansonsnursery.com;LookingGlassDesign,Lookingglass-design.com;TerraFirmaHardscapes,terrafirmahardscapes.com;MarenakosRockCenter,marenakos.com;SawdustSupply,sawdustsupply.com

    if i Write you a Song in the Garden Tonight ...An ode to love songs and the hopeless ro-mantic in all of us this garden incorporates five species of one of the Northwests most enduring favorites: the rhododen-dron. Conifers, flowering shrubs, bulbs and other plantings set the stage for an inviting, traditional garden environment with its living dinner table constructed of repur-posed wood pallets.

    Its the perfect setting for writing a classic love song or poem.

    Inspirations to take home: Mixed media (iron, twig roof, tent-walled structure); use of rain garden

    Creators:NancyClaireGuth,ArtisticGardenConcepts,artisticgardenconcepts.com;VanZantenLandscapes

    kodachrome Give us Nice bright colorsKodachrome is a classic song by Paul Simon. The lyrics speak to the pictures in our minds, from bright colors, the greens of summer when all the world is a sunny day!

    These visions can be true in your own out-door space by creating a tapestry of plants with jewel-like colors and appealing textures. In a modern design with the musical sound of water, add wooden screens to complement nature, and a mix of metal to reflect all of these elements in your own space.

    Inspirations to take home: Use of metal and wood screens; water features

    Creators:UndertheArborLandscapeDesign,underthearborlandscape.com;McAuliffesValleyNursery,mcauliffesvalleynursery.com;FallingWaterGardens,fallingwatergardens.com

    Peter and the Wolf A landscape SymphonyDo you remember the story of Peter and the Wolf? Peter visits his grandfathers house beside a meadow in a deep forest. There, he plays with his friends Bird, Duck and Cat, and he is warned not to leave the gate open because hunters are seeking a dangerous wolf in the woods.

    This story is about two different worlds: the cultured and the wild. Grandfathers garden is an orderly refuge from the wilderness out-side. Beyond his gate, a path winds through the natural world to a bench beside a pond, where passing hunters might stop to rest.

    Just like in Sergei Prokofievs symphony, the characters in this setting are represented by

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  • musical instruments (the creator worked with a local artist to depict these in glass). Can you find them all?

    Inspirations to take home: Use of hardy na-tive plants; combination of ornamental and woodland gardens

    Creator:FancyPlantsGardens,Inc.,FancyPlantsGardens.com

    Pictures at a Northwest exhibition rhapsody in GreenThe garden is inspired by composer Modest Mussorgskys Pictures at an Exhibition, writ-ten in 1874 and musically ahead of its time. Strolling through this backyard garden, we see native plants, their hardy cousins and edibles that have roots in the past yet are at home in the modern land-scape. Many small pictures call attention to the gardens features, and pathways and seating surfaces are accented with musical-themed illustrations.

    Most materials used here are recycled, repur-posed or found objects. The pergola has been constructed from cedar logs, reused lumber, twigs and branches. Examples of runoff miti-gation include a rain garden, a green roof, cisterns and slope restoration.

    Inspirations to take home: Materials and meth-ods used to stabilize slopes; water features

    Creators:InnovativeLandscapeTechnologies,innovativelandscapetechnologies.com;VerterraLandscapeDesign,verterradesign.com

    redefining AndanteAndante allows passage through music that slows the tempo allowing listeners to catch their breath and relax. Welcome to a small garden of tranquility.

    A grand piano is one of the centerpieces of this garden, allowing the visitor to find the inspiration to compose and create in this calming setting. Falling water from a tumble of ancient concert hall ruins spills into a pond and through a shady glen, and a combination of foliage textures and colors create visual serenity.

    Stop by for periodic live piano performances of original compositions by one of the cre-ators of this garden!

    Inspirations to take home: Old World light-ing adorning living spaces; ponds and water features

    Creators:MarkthePondGuy,markthepondguy.com;BoganLimousineExcursions(gardentours),boganlimousineexcursions.com;TheCre-ativeGardener,thecreativegardener.com

    rhythm and roots A Tribute to bluegrassA combination of bluegrass instruments stand ready for the musicians to arrive. The

    rustic shelter reminds us of the importance of using the things from the past to sim-plify our lives today. An iron pergola brings beauty with strength. The area is surrounded by native plantings, and accented with herb and flower gardens.

    Inspirations to take home: Plant groupings and water features

    Creators:SusanBrowneLandscapeDesign;Is-saquahLandscaping,issaquahlandscaping.com

    rice AboveRice is the center of life for the indigenous people of the northern Philippine mountain provinces. Rice Above has been inspired by the tropical, high-altitude environment and Filipino culture. The garden is a harmonious arrangement of conifers, tropical ornamen-tals and edible plants with a touch of bon-sai display to signify antiquity. Adding to the authenticity, building materials and water pots, called bangas, have been custom cre-ated for this garden.

    Inspirations to take home: Use of hardy tropical plants; art and inscriptions celebrating ethnic cultures

    Creators:RedwoodBuildersLLCLandscaping,redwoodbuilderslandscaping.com;PugetSoundBonsaiAssociation,psba.us

    rock & roll meets heavy metal The convergence ZoneInspired by the Puget Sound Convergence Zone, this garden celebrates the symphony of winter plants, rain, wind, rock and metal exploding in a crescendo of texture and color.

    Sit under an architecturally striking balcony shelter and be embraced by the weather as it converges over the garden. Sculptural rock pierces lush plantings that are

    framed by a forest of stunning White Birch and evergreens. They stand sentinel over a river of Acorus Grass cascading down the slope to the rain garden. Between winter storms, this gar-den invites one to wander over a stepping stone path that appears to float over the garden.

    A mesmerizing kinetic metal sculpture dances in the wind and visually intertwines with rock and natural elements to create a special place to

    find calm and shelter.

    Inspirations to take home: A four-season garden spotlighting winter plantings

    Creators:WashingtonAssociationofLandscapeProfessionals,walp.org;EnvironmentalConstruc-tionInc.,envconst.com;JonL.ShepoddLandscaping,jonlshepoddlandscape.com

    Specimen ForayTrees are showcased in this garden, incorpo-rating specimens from both the Northwest and distant shores. They are complemented by the subtle beauty of ordinary plants to create a scene of visual harmony.

    This Northwest native contemporary-style garden looks as if it has been there for years, with a warmth and richness of texture and color that nature enthusiasts will find allur-ing and comforting.

    Inspirations to take home: Use of trees as a garden focal point

    Creators:HeritageTreeandLand,heritagetl.com;MachiasNursery,machiasnursery.com

    Symphony OrchidstraOrchids are like instruments in a symphony orchestra and these blooming treasures

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  • represent the musicians in this garden.

    With a decorative backdrop created with the help of the Volunteer Park Conservatory, orchids will be displayed on tiers complete with musicians chairs, music stands and a conductors podium.

    Behind the beauty are messages of education about cultivating orchids at home, and information about their endan-gered habitats around the globe.

    Inspirations to take home: Orchids as a small-space indoor gardening alternative for all ages

    Creators:NorthwestOrchidSociety,nwos.org

    Tales of Wonder: in a Persian GardenNikolai Rimsky-Korsakovs symphonic suite Scheherazade is based on the legends told in One Thousand and One Arabian Nights. This gardens inspiration comes from the music score, which combines dazzling colorful orches-trations and an interest in the Arabian world.

    This romantic Persian-style enclosed garden celebrates the sense of fairy-tale wonder that animates those beloved stories in the gardens design and colorful decor. Tags with colored jewels provide growing-zone information about the plantings, and flying carpets illustrate beyond-the-ordinary planting op-tions for a living green roof.

    Inspirations to take home: Where to plant based on temperatures and garden locations

    Creators:FancyFronds,fancyfronds.com;ALBERusticFurniture,alberustics.com;AwPottery,awpottery.com

    The Dinner bell rings: eat your yardIncorporating edibles into garden design, Dinner Bell Rings: Eat Your Yard is a sym-phonic demonstration of this growing trend. The goal: 99 percent of the plants used are edible!

    This gardens practical design engages all five senses, utilizing creative applications of recycled and affordable materials for todays cost- and environment-conscious urban-homesteading family.

    The garden includes an elegant tunable trellis: One can literally strum along to a favorite tune, plucking its strings.

    Inspirations to take home: Perennials are ed-ible, too; use of salvaged wood

    Creator:CascadianEdibleLandscapes,eatyouryard.com

    The resonating Sounds of Nature Finding Peace and Solace in the GardenInspired by the work of Dr. Jeffery Thomp-son, director of the Center for Neuroacoustic Research, this eclectic Northwest garden cre-ates a three-dimensional sound environment based on primordial sounds found in nature.

    Immerse your senses in the soothing sounds of rainwater falling on drums and trickling through the stream. The gardens layout with its walls, patio and overhead construc-tion also supports a primordial state of consciousness.

    Inspirations to take home: A combination of sound, space and visuals for a nurturing environment

    Creators:SublimeGardenDesign,LLC,sublimegardendesign.com;NaturalConceptLandscapeCompany,Inc.,nclandscape.com

    Twistin the Night AwayHere is a rustic urban retreat where you can kick off your shoes, turn on the tunes and spend the evening twistin the night away.

    A pathway of cocoa bark twists leads to a spacious patio for wine tasting under twinkling lights. While the sounds of the cascading water fills the senses with renewal, meander down to the bridge for a moment of reflection. Take in the sight of the waterfall as its waters empty into a heart-shaped pool.

    Inspirations to take home: Use of natural plant materials for landscaping; creating inti-mate outdoor environments

    Creator:DakaraLandscapeDesign,dakaralandscape.com

    Winters come and Gone A lullabyWinters Come and Gone is a contemporary American folk song. Follow the verses beyond the rain and snow, sing your sorrows to the birds and receive their reassurance: Winters come and gone, a little bird told me so.

    Embracing the dream of spring as viewed from the windowsill of a childs playhouse, the innovative design behind this garden utilizes a regionally sensitive plant palette, permeable paving, recycled glass and living walls.

    The songs multiple verses are represented here through themed gates and plantings, a timber-framed arbor, hardscape elements and other features.

    Inspirations to take home: Creation of native bird and wildlife habitats

    Creators:WashingtonStateNursery&LandscapeAssociation,wsnla.org;OlyMountainFishCom-post,olyfish.comDesignedby:NativeRootDesigns,nativerootdesigns.com

    Gardeners know that a beautiful garden is the result of a friendly partnership with Mother Nature. Like a good gardener, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show values the support and participation of its own sponsorship partners.

    Our partners help us bring this show to life each year through their generous sponsorship support and contributions, says Northwest Flower & Garden Show Producer Terry OLoughlin of OLoughlin Trade Shows.

    Sponsors for the 2012 Northwest Flower & Garden Show include:

    Subaru of America, inc.Subaru of America, Inc. is producing Subaru Ranch, a fun, down-home garden display

    on the Skybridge. Its a big

    red barn full of good times and rip-roaring music in a good, old-fashioned hoedown setting. Plantings reminiscent of the Wild West abound here, adding to the exciting atmosphere. Stop by for free giveaways.

    Located in the South Lobby entrance, check out the Subaru Impreza Improv display. This display will come alive with tree-pruning demonstrations in conjunc-tion with Corona Tools. Musician Kenny Coleman will also be doing a special performance for attendees.

    Subaru proudly presents Growing a Greener World: Gardening to Make a Dif-ference, a seminar presented by award-winning show host Joe Lampl (of PBSs Growing a Greener World). Following his Friday and Saturday seminars, Lampl will greet showgoers at the Skybridge garden display. Visit the Subaru display on the Skybridge for more information on front-row reserved seats for five seminars.

    The company is offering special show promotions for Subaru owners and show attendees. Follow tweets at @subaru_life using hashtag #NWFGS.

    Alaska AirlinesAlaska Airlines presents the Seasonal Varia-tion getaway garden depicting getaways

    to Hawaii (winter) and Alaska (sum-

    mer) in two colorful vignettes. The Hawai-ian setting focuses on lush tropical flora,

    a relaxing spot set in sand and beach gear for that special island getaway. The Alaskan summer vacation setting includes a com-pletely outfitted campsite surrounded by tall conifers and other native-looking plants the perfect place to unwind.

    Alaska Airlines is also offering two Text-2-Win opportunities in the Northwest Flower & Garden Show Flyaway contest. The largest giveaway in show history, the two Flyaway trips include the grand prize of a pair of round-trip, coach-class tickets to Maui and a five-night stay at Hawaiis Most Hawaiian Hotel, the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. The runner-up receives a pair of round-trip, coach-class tickets to Alaskas Glacier Bay, a three-night stay at Glacier Bay Lodge and a two-day cruise.

    PendletonThe show has teamed up with Pendleton to offer the limited-edition Counting Sheep Eco-Wise Wool baby blanket. Proceeds

    will benefit the Seattle Childrens PlayGar-

    den. The blankets can be pre-ordered for $60 (regularly $74) or purchased at the show for the same special price of $60. In addition, show tickets purchased online or at participating outlets can be redeemed for 20 percent off one regular-price Pendle-ton apparel item at participating Pendleton stores in Washington or Oregon.

    media partnersOur media sponsors play a key role in get-ting the word out about the show. For many

    years, the show has worked closely with The Seattle Times to

    develop special sections and show programs to help attendees plan and schedule their day (or days!) at the show. KING 5 and its Home Team have provided support through the stations programming lineup and on-air personalities.

    behind-the-scenes partnersWe would not be able to stage a show of this complexity without Marenakos Rock

    Center and Sawdust Supply Company, Inc. They provide the key materials necessary to create the amazing display gardens and

    other show attractions. Were fortunate to work with these outstanding partners their tireless efforts before, during and after the show help make this event a reality.

    For information on all of our partners, visit gardenshow.com

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