I’m heading to what may be the last-ever Northwest Flower & Garden Show, taking place this week from Feb. 18-22 at Seattle’s Convention Center. “Doing the show” is always inspiring and exhausting in equal measures, and for a crowd-o-phobe like me, it takes a lot of deep breaths to get through it and manage to find it enjoyable. I always attend with my mom, and we usually check out the show gardens and merch areas as quickly as humanly possible, then escape upstairs to the relative peace of the seminar rooms and non-profit info booths.
This year, I will be looking at everything with extra-careful attention, since I want to bring back ideas not just for the garden but also for the blog. I’m also doing a “guest post” for the Garden Show’s own Flora’s Blog – in theory I need to whip it out and fire it off the same day that I attend the show, but we’ll see if my childcare situation (thanks, Dad!) allows for that.
I look forward to seeing others’ posts about the show too – there’s so much to see, I’m sure I’ll miss something really awesome but will at least get to read about it in the blogosphere.
(Photo of New Leaf Creations’ 2009 Display Garden by Michael Walmsley, courtesy of the NW Flower & Garden Show)