I have slowly begun to catch up on the growing pile of work that accumulated during the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. It doesn’t take long as a small business owner to lose ground. I’m quite sure the Garden Show was worth the work and distraction. Luckily I am still a small enough business that I can step away and have minimal negative results without too much planning ahead of time. Unfortunately I am still a small enough business that me designing the garden for the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association (WSNLA) meant I wouldn’t be doing too much else while I volunteered my time (happily of course). The couple of weeks since the show I have been in the field every day as long as possible. It’s a great change of pace.
Being the creative creature that I am I noticed the sign on the way out of the show one night (after 13+hours on my feet, skateboard in hand, on my way to the light rail station) next year’s Garden Show- the silver screen; Gardens go to Hollywood and my mind has been working on something ever since, Doh!
Thank you to everyone who came by and enjoyed the garden. It was an incredible amount of work and a minute amount of sleep for ten plus days during and around the show! I still loved the process. I can talk gardens all day and apparently I did, for five days 10-13 hours per day. It was great.
I had a blast working with all of the volunteers from WSNLA. I think I learned enough just in the management of the garden to make the whole project a viable expense. Here it is from the convention center floor to the completed garden at show time!
Winter’s Come and Gone- A Lullaby
Based on a song by Gillian Welch. I designed three gates, one for each verse of the song, with three subgardens all part of one garden “scene”. The lyrics were written in each section.