Miniature Gardening at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Part Deux

Miniature Gardening at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Hey Hercules! One of the many, many reasons I love my husband – he can lift heavy pots to strange places!!

Miniature Gardening at the
Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Welcome to part two of this series of blog posts for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.

Load-in was yesterday and, as usual, it was a fine balance of organized chaos. It looks a lot worse than it really is. AND it always takes days to get organized and to set up – but it’ll take minutes to dissemble!

Miniature Gardening at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Load ’em up! We got the bulky stuff into our garden truck… doesn’t look like much, huh?

Miniature Gardening at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Our big miniature garden is trapped in so it wouldn’t slide around. We place it on cardboard so we can slide it to the back of the truck-bed.

Miniature Gardening at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

More flowers are tucked in here and there – bracing them so they don’t slide out of the truck on the viaduct.

Miniature Gardening at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

… and the rest of the plants into Bruce’s van.

Miniature Gardening at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

On our way to the Seattle Convention Center. That’s the Skybridge where we will be displaying.

Miniature Gardening at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

No, really, everyone is organized – really! Lol!

Miniature Gardening at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Load everything in, sort it out and start building!

Miniature Gardening at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Get the trim on and the facade in place and everything else will follow.

Miniature Gardening at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Judith Jones from Fancy Fronds Nursery lent us an array of really cool ferns for the display. Judith is a fern-aholic, quite entertaining and extremely knowledgeable – I learn something everytime I speak with her! She’s creating a Teddy Bear’s Picnic with her co-conspirator, Vanca Lumsden – can’t wait to see what this very creative garden duo come up with! It’s always fun! 

Miniature Gardening at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Inside the Convention Center: Huge trucks, bull-dozers and the piles of compost and sawdust are for the big display gardens – or “full-size” gardens as we like to call them. Another reason to go with miniature gardening – it’s much easier on the back!

We’re going back again today – and I’ll get some more sneak peeks for you – stay tuned!

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