Eat, Pray, Love and Gardening at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Eat, Pray, Love. Italian "Eat Garden"

The Italian "Eat Garden" ~ I thought the Vespas really cinched the Italian theme. That's a Kumquat bush on the right that was part of the full-sized container gardens in the display.

Eat, Pray, Love and Gardening at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show

This year’s theme for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show was “Once Upon a Time, Spectacular Gardens with Stories to Tell.” The chosen theme for our display was Eat, Pray, Love after the popular novel that was turned into a movie last summer. Take a look:

Eat, Pray, Love. Italian "Eat Garden"

The Italian "Eat Garden" with the new Campania pots to add some Italy to the scene. The miniature pots are drilled for drainage so they can be kept outside.

Eat, Pray, Love. Italian "Eat Garden"

Dining al fresco in the Italian "Eat Garden." I carved the candles from birthday candles. There's a tiny plate of cheese and grapes on one of the tables too. The tiny patio furniture was customized to look a bit more European.

Eat, Pray, Love. Italian "Eat Garden"

The Italian "Eat Garden" with a view of the old cobblestone patio that was aged and weathered before installing with the Mini Patio Mix Kit. The lamp posts really made it pop.

Eat, Pray, Love. Italian "Eat Garden"

The backside of the Italian "Eat Garden," I wanted to get that old garden look so I nestled a mossy rock in beside the tree and planted randomly around it. The roots of the Hoikkado Elm really helped to add age to the garden. I'm not sure how old that tree is but its a really slow grower.

Eat, Pray, Love. Indian Pray Garden

The Indian "Pray Garden" was so fun to create! The two back shrubs are Coprosma, the plants in front of them are Sedum acre.

Eat, Pray, Love. Indian Pray Garden

Close up of the Indian Pray Garden. There are teeny, tiny Ganesh sculptures are on both sides of the Buddha.

Eat, Pray, Love Display. The Indian Pray Garden

The Indian "Pray Garden." I'll get some better shots of this when it comes home. It was in the back of the display for this show.

Eat, Pray, Love. Bali Love Garden

The Bali "Love Garden" was fun to make too - I seldom get the chance to go tropical. We found the white sand at Michael's Crafts.

Eat, Pray, Love. Bali Love Garden

A handmade hut for the Bali "Love Garden" - but I had to add some wee pots in there for more garden fun. That's a tiny terrarium in the front right corner.

Eat, Pray, Love. Bali Love Garden

Coaxed a tropical look for the Bali "Love Garden" out of our regular line of groundcovers. That's a Japanese Holly tree in there. (I think it's called 'Majestic' - lost the tag in the hubbub!;o) The wee shrub is a micro conifer, a Duflon Fir (Abies lasiocarpa 'Duflon.')

Eat, Pray, Love, Garden Display for the NWFGS, 2011

Only three miniature gardens this year! I teamed up with The Personal Garden Coach for this year's display which turned out just fantastic!

Our NWFGS 2011 Container Garden Display

The completed Container Garden display. We give ourselves our own awards for detail, color, drama and adherence to the show theme!

 

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10 Comments »

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by JanitC, Two Green Thumbs. Two Green Thumbs said: Eat, Pray, Love and Gardening at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show http://wp.me/ptPgO-kO [...]

  2. You both did such a wonderful job! Truly an artistic vision translating the details in such a clever and savvy way.
    I am so bummed I am missing it!

    • JanitC said

      I’m hoping for a big thaw by tomorrow night – I left the show early because it started snowing, only to have it stop snowing by the time I got home. Fingers crossed – or I’ll be bummed that I didn’t get to meet YOU, Bruce! Thank you for your kind words – I love what we came up with!

  3. Martha said

    OMG!!! Janit, you have outdone yourself this time!!! These are THE MOST enchanting mini gardens I have ever seen!!! Oh how I wish I could see be there to see the real thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Lori B said

    Janit, I took several pictures of your gardens and many photos of the other life size displays. My husband had a hard time knowing what was miniature and what was life size. Your gardens are so realistic, thanks for all the hard work and wonderful DIY seminar.

  5. [...] let this post go by without a shout out to my Container Garden display! I partnered with Janit Calvo of Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center. We are SO proud of the fact that we NOT ONLY participated in the show theme, which is NOT easy on [...]

  6. Lynn E. Dirk said

    Are you kidding me? This is so awesome!!! Talent!

  7. [...] project he was working on which of course opened up an introduction of what I was about. Using our miniature garden display on the Skybridge as an example of my work, Dan now had a reason to chew me out for all the mistakes [...]

  8. [...] was spurred on by our chosen theme for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this past February. The “Eat, Pray, Love, Garden” included three miniature gardens that depicted the eat, the pray and the love themes respectively. [...]

  9. [...] love the little cottage in this one.  The one below designed by Janit Calvo was inspired by the book,  “Eat, Pray Love”. Janit Calvo, Two [...]

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