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Northwest Flower and Garden Show – Symphony of Flower Bulbs February 16, 2012

The Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle just ended and as I spend the countless hours editing my numerous photos, I realize that I have much too much great color, design ideas and details to share with all of you for one simple blog post. And far be it from me to ever be simple!

How will I be able to share as much of the show as I possibly can with you, without short-changing any of the fabulous elements that make up one of the biggest shows in the country? (Our Seattle show is 2nd in the US only to the Philadelphia Flower and Garden Show- where I will be in about 2 weeks!)

My plan is to show you parts of the show by thematic element rather than by designer, vendor or big garden display, in a number of posts over time. Hopefully you will follow along and maybe even feel like, if you couldn’t attend the show, that you got a great sense of what you missed. Maybe you will even be motivated enough to attend next year. With a theme for the 2013 show like “Hollywood” there is bound to be some serious fun. I can’t wait – maybe I will even decide to jump into the spectacle once again! :-)

If you want to delve yet even deeper into the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, you can Tweet with other #NWFGS fans on Twitter here or you can “Like” the Facebook page here, and chat with all the other devoted show Followers.

Today’s post will focus on flower bulbs which were more than voluminous throughout the entire show. From basic to exotic, spring was definitely filling the air with fragrant bulbs. I found bulbs in almost every single corner of the show, so it’s as good of a place to start as any!

In later posts I will cover Orchids, Lighting, Miniature Gardening, Terrariums, Water Features and so much more. We ought to be able to get some of our spring groove on well into the warm weather to get you going!

Still can’t get enough of the show? I know, I understand that you need your fix, here is a short list of Blogs and Articles that have also posted about the Northwest Flower and Garden Show to give you even more variety at a glance. In the next post I will share some other ones too:

http://bggarden.com/blog/

http://www.valeaston.com/

http://turnerphotographics.com/blog/2012/02/11/northwest-flower-garden-show-2012/

http://www.jpetersongardendesign.com/2012/02/northwest-flower-garden-show/

http://desertnw.wordpress.com/

http://nextgenerationgardener.blogspot.com/2012/02/2012-northwest-flower-and-garden-show.html

http://inthegarden.marthastewart.com/2012/02/06/northwest-flower-garden-show/

http://www.gardenhelp.org/garden-show/northwest-flower-garden-show-2012-its-a-wrap/

http://www.gardenfreshliving.com/2012/02/2012-northwest-flower-garden-show-highlight-video.html

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/02/08/2017056/paradise-found.html

http://reddirtramblings.com/?p=19357

http://bwisegardening.blogspot.com/

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10 Responses to “Northwest Flower and Garden Show – Symphony of Flower Bulbs”

  1. Deirdre Says:

    Do you know what that black leaved rhodie is?

    • personalgardencoach Says:

      Hi Deirdre,
      It is some form of a PJM Rhododendron. Most likely PJM Improved. Lovely violet hued flowers on that chocolate foliage, then the foliage turns an olive green in summer.

      • Deirdre Says:

        Thank you. I picked up something similar without a tag on sale. I’m looking forward to seeing it bloom.

  2. Matt Says:

    Christina, you have really taken your photography up a few notches. Very well done!

  3. Yummy, yummy! Beautiful images of beautiful flowers! Love this, Christina!

  4. Christina: Enjoyed your post with all these delicious flowers. And yes I did notice we got a slightly different perspective when photographing the show. LOL. So great to see you last week! Teresa

  5. Thanks Christina, I can’t wait for the next installments! I’m already putting the dates for the 2013 show in my calendar. It will be amazing to finally meet such the folks whose words I read and photos I admire.

  6. Debbie Says:

    Christina, Oh, what vibrant colors! I’m always thrilled to see the bright colors of all the bulbs as they wake up. How many days until Spring??

  7. gorgeous photos! Thanks for the ‘tour’

  8. Can’t believe you got such gorgeous photos in such awful light. Great job, girl!


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