Design a Garden – Week 2 Voting Begins

Design a Garden – Week 2 Voting Begins


Well it’s official! Your “Design a Garden” votes are in, and the music genre is Rock ‘n Roll and the winning era of music was 1960 – 1990. Now designer Lloyd Glasscock, of Looking Glass Design has selected eight popular musical artists for you to choose from in our next week of voting. This is music from artists that never fail to make the “Top 100” lists of the greatest rock and roll songs of the era; music that has been hugely influential in the sounds of the 60’s and beyond. (And amazingly, many of these artists are still growing strong today!)  


Imagine you were designing this show garden – which artists would you choose for the musical theme? Vote for one pair, and next week you can vote on songs by those artists.

  • The Beatles and Led Zepplin
  • Rolling Stones and The Who
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival and the Eagles
  • Bruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton



To vote just go to our website and click on the link at the bottom. After you vote, you can enter our “All That Jazz” Grand Prize contest. The garden show will hold a random drawing from all the names/emails of those who voted and entered in our Design a Garden feature between now and December 22. Drawing will be held January 4, 2012. No purchase necessary, and you do not have to enter the contest to vote in the “Design a Garden.” Here’s what you can win:

  • Two nights lodging at the beautiful Seattle Sheraton Hotel between February 7 – 12, 2012.
  • Four tickets to the 2012 Northwest Flower & Garden Show, good for any day.
  • $50 Cheesecake Factory gift certificate – located right across the street.
  • $10 Tully’s gift certificate – located in the Convention Center.
  • Two parking passes at the Washington State Convention Center (a $48 value).
  • PLUS $250 CASH to spend at the show – shop over 350 high-quality garden-related exhibitors!



After the song is chosen on September 8, we’ll turn to the fun design details. There are countless decisions that go into creating a show garden. The garden has to be not only beautiful and inspirational, it also has to be built in 72 hours! Decisions such as the plant groupings from Swansons Nursery, hardscapes for patio and retaining walls with stone from Marenakos Rock Center, and mulching materials from Sawdust Supply will all be voted on, along with beautiful containers, garden art and outdoor furniture, also from Swansons.


Get your votes in for your favorite artists between now and September 1.  After the winning artist or group is selected, you can vote on the song. – Janet




  • Water Leak
    Posted at 02:24h, 17 October Reply

    It’s important to save water for watering yards and gardens. Gardens are beautiful, but we must do this thinking about conserving water at the same time.

    • Janet
      Posted at 16:12h, 17 October Reply

      Good point! All of our show gardens, and our speakers, emphasize sustainability and water conservation. Some gardens include rain gardens, or show rain barrels in use. ~ Janet

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