18 Feb Living Walls at the NW Flower & Garden Show
I am posting live from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this evening where I am most happy to announce that attendance is up. I first suspected this when the closest parking garages were full. The very nice thing about the convention center is that is has found a way to link to many garages and so even though I parked on 7th, it was a cinch to get in and out of the convention center. But I also had this confirmed by people-in-the-know.
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The Grand Daddy Show Garden Winner (more on them tomorrow) was “Sky’s the Limit” from Smith & Hawken. It was created by Rebecca Cole Design and installed by B. Bissell General Contractors, LLC. It won massive awards and had a living wall, living roof, living table and living sidewalks.
Our friend Steve Haizlip from New Leaf Creations created a living wall in his display and emphasized to me that they are an alternative to standard fencing. Wow-that was a great idea. They place the plants while the wall is upright. “All the plants must be shallow root plants to make it work,” he explained and when asked how they are watered, he said that many have a small water system hiding within the wall. (That’s good to hear because I wondered how long they would last if my youngest and I had to water them).
Keep an eye out. We have some great guest posts coming, as well as more from me. It’s not too late to come get your ticket. Tomorrow’s seminar schedule looks awesome, by the way, and my friend Joe Gardener will be on the Monrovia DIY stage at 9:30 AM talking about “The Best of the Must-Haves: Garden gadgets and tools that you need for 2009”.
See you there? (I will beg)