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Posts from the ‘Garden Tours & Travel’ Category

In a Garden Far, Far Away… An Edible Forest Sanctuary

‘In a Garden Far, Far Away… An Edible Forest Sanctuary’ speaks to both the child and urban farmer in me. To start, it has a name reminiscent of Star Wars with a fort and rope ladder – similar to the Ewok village. (How fun!)

In addition to the whimsy, it has plenty of edible planting ideas. I especially loved the espalier pear trees and creeping raspberries.

Created by:
Native Root Designs LLC
Carter Evans Wood Concepts
Northwest Nurseries, Inc.

Living Amongst the Stars

There are only two days left of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show and I still have a couple more gardens to share. That means I needed to get an early start today.

The garden I’m sharing this morning, ‘Living Amongst the Stars,’ has a very usable/realistic living space. While walking the show floor these last couple of days I’ve been tempted by the metal hot tub, lounge chairs, private seating, and deck for viewing the ‘stars.’ I’ve also enjoyed the different textures displayed in the garden.

This seems like the perfect hideout and you know how I love secret gardens.

Created by:
Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association

Jardin Noir – Film Noir Style in a Modern Garden

This next garden spoke to me since I’m a huge fan of using repurposed materials in the garden. It also had a fantastic design with a rain garden! Plus, I’m a huge sucker for anything French and this garden has an almost French name: Jardin Noir – Film Noir Style in a Modern Garden.
Created by:
Barbara Lycett Landscape Design

A Pacific Northwest Beach Garden – It’s Never Too Late to Learn to Dance

Well, I’m back at the garden show! Today I wanted to start by sharing the garden I photographed the most: A Pacific Northwest Beach Garden – It’s Never Too Late to Learn to Dance. I guess I couldn’t help but snap photos of all the driftwood, stone, and groundcover plantings. Maybe I should move to the beach?

Created by:
Plantswoman Design
The Reijnen Company

A Hobbit’s New Zealand Garden

This garden was my personal favorite at Northwest Flower & Garden show. It’s a hobbit house!!! It even has a living roof.


Created by:
Washington Park Arboretum

Designed by:
Bob Lilly
Phil Wood
Roger Williams
Rhonda Bush