16 Dec NEW THIS YEAR: City Living
In past years, we’ve had 16 small space container gardens on the Skybridge at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. They were ideal for gardeners who enjoyed smaller gardens and containers. This year though, we really want to enforce the idea that people can still garden, even with just a porch or a balcony.
Called City Living, it will be staged on the Skybridge spanning Pike Street, and will include mock balconies. We want to inspire and demonstrate just how creative container plantings can be in a small space. The spaces are 8 feet by 14 feet, about average for a balcony. These masterpieces will show off intimate outdoor living spaces for relaxing and entertaining. Expect to see vertical wall planters, bold plant combinations, lavish textural accents, cozy seating, containers and even water features.
City Living Displays
- Romancing the Kasbah created by Aw Pottery.
- A Table for Two created by Emerald City Orchids. Joe Grienauer, owner of ECO will be speaking on orchids February 13th at 10AM. They are also an exhibitor, visit them at booth #2428!
- A Modern Romance created by Natures Tapestry Landscapes LLC / Tapestry Garden and Farm.
- All You Need is Love … and a Garden! created by Ravenna Gardens. Visit their amazing booth #1307!
- An Urban Botanical Retreat: Unique and Easy Planting Ideas for Intimate (Plant) Lovers created by Riz Reyes of RHR Horticulture & Landwave Gardens. He is also a NWFGS speaker, stop in on his seminar “Romantic Seasonal Floral Arrangements for Any Occasion” on Feb. 14th at 10 AM.
- Penthouse Passion created by Lori DeLeuw of Designs by deLeuw.
- Giardino di Notte created by Sky Nursery. Sky is also sponsoring our new Show feature, “Garden Wars!”
- Love On A Balcony….The Engagement designed by Vanca Lumsden & Judith Jones (former NWFGS Garden Creators) for Sorticulture – Everett Garden Art Festival.
- A Garden of Gardens created by Wights Home & Garden, former Garden Creators.
The mock balconies are on loan from Mutual Materials and walls are from Ballard Reuse. A special thanks to them for making this possible!
As someone who’s lived in a tiny apartment with a balcony, I am so excited to see what inspiration these tiny spaces bring. The coziness and romance of a balcony is highly underestimated, hopefully we will see the best of it. -Courtney