Since the other blogger in the family (the one who actually pays the bills) writes about cars, there’s a small portion of my brain that was keeping a lookout for them among all the plants at the NW Flower & Garden show.
One of the show gardens, “A Garden I Love” (designed by Adam Gorski), is a whimsical story of a granny who obsessively tinkers with her cherry-red ’67 Mustang, and whose garden echoes the bold color of the car. I believe that is a coral-bark maple in the background.
The kids’ area of the show was partially sponsored by Dream Turf, a somewhat frighteningly lifelike-looking faux grass product. A huge area of the convention center was covered in the turf, as well as this promotional VW Bug.
A segment of the children’s area was devoted to little dioramas and other miniature gardens kids had fashioned. This was one of the larger examples, a golf cart partially covered in soil and plants.
The world-famous Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC is launching a new carousel exhibit. They brought the zebra down to Seattle for a brief visit. My daughter is a big carousel fan, so we may need to make a trip up there this summer.
These dolls (Priscilla and Elvis??) got a witty mod makeover and were seated in their very own miniature terrace garden. Nice Vespa, man!
Finally, I wasn’t sure whether this particular “Show Special” was for real or not. Anyone need a bulldozer?