Thursday, February 28, 2013

Breaking out of garden funk mode

   The flower and garden show has concluded with a spectacular finish and a gold medal too.  It's sort of like coming home from vacation and back to the grind.  The whole process is exhilarating and exhausting simultaneously.  The barking of your wares, services and special talents with creative explanations about your garden creation are nightmares of the recent past.  The time of reflection is nearly over as the glitz of the show fades.

   Hopefully Spring is on it's way and the landscape business will return to a more normal pace.  Most of us are itchy to get gardening as we are encouraged by early bulbs, swelling buds, fragrant sarcococca and daphne, and early flowering trees.  Weather permitting hurry up with your late winter cleanups and pruning (projects that become difficult once things start to leaf out) and start planning the spring and summer garden.  Contact your landscaper to help you snap out of garden funk mode and get busy creating this seasons landscape wish list.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

News from this years flower show

   Seattles 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show is now in full swing through this Sunday.If you need inspiration for your garden,mind or soul the flower show has it all.Twenty Hollywood Themed display gardens are ready to inspect,critique or fall in love with;meet the garden creators and helpers and have them explain their display and the plant choices used to accomplish their creative theme.  The garden I'm associated with is the WALP collaborative effort depicting three movie genres;western,romantic and black and white.  The skillful direction of this years designers (Jefferson Landscaping and Looking Glass Design) and all the helpers from WALP have created a Gold Medal award worthy entry not to be missed.

   Come to the show and experience all it has to offer.....a useful tool in surviving Seattles long and dreary winter.I'll see you all there while staffing the display several times during the event.
Hasta la Vista, Jon L Shepodd

Sunday, February 10, 2013

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