Thursday, February 16, 2012

Plant Seductions

I have to watch myself, especially around plants and gardens. I’m seduced by the color and texture of plants and the infinite combination possibilities. Perhaps you know the feeling, too. I decide I have to have a plant—usually more than just one—and think I know exactly where it’s going to go in the garden. Frequently, I end up moving or removing it, or it doesn’t thrive where I planted it. The seduction is always fun but it can also be overwhelming, but that’s where the expertise of a designer comes in.

There will be lots of designers and design/build landscape contractors at the Yard, Garden & Patio Show. From acting as garden coaches to designing and installing elaborate landscapes, you’ll find help starting tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 17, through Sunday, Feb. 19. Visit the designers and contractors of the showcase gardens, individual designers positioned around the show floor or the booths of two landscape designer associations: Association of Northwest Landscape Designers and Association of Professional Landscape Designers.

Enjoy the show!


  1. Your photo reminds me--I love my shade garden the most. My favorite in your pic is the blue-leaved Hosta.

  2. your photo reminds me that I love my shade garden the most. The blue-leaved Hosta in the photo is my fave. It looks like Elegans, Bressingham Blue, or Ulysses S. Grant, Anyone know the name of that Hosta?