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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Indian "Pray Garden" was so fun to create! The two back shrubs are Coprosma, the plants in front of them are Sedum acre.
Close up of the Indian Pray Garden. There are teeny, tiny Ganesh sculptures are on both sides of the Buddha.
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.
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.
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.
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.')
Only three miniature gardens this year! I teamed up with The Personal Garden Coach for this year's display which turned out just fantastic!
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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