Every year the Northwest Flower and Garden Show puts on a magnificent display of gardens that heralds spring in Seattle. The show opens on Feb 8th, but the setup has already begun. Would you believe that in just five days, the bare floors are magically transformed into large, spectacular gardens?
I have been a part of this construction frenzy for past few days. I am helping a couple of designers build patios, paint arbors, move large trees, prune grasses and I’m loving every moment of it. Trucks are zooming by with construction materials, rocks and plants. Various crews are setting up large structures, building walls, water features, etc. Front loaders are bringing in sawdust and compost. Large cranes are setting rocks and some really huge boulders. The energy floating around the room is extremely contagious. I can’t believe they moved that humongous magnolia!
Patio almost done, is that a pond next to it?
Three-column granite water feature
What a magnificent tree!
All this ingenuity and hard work! Unfortunately, all this will be taken down a week later.
Whoa! I am glad I jumped out of the way!
Peonies in winter? Only possible at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show