I couldn't believe today was the big day...Finally! After months of counting down and dreaming about my own garden, it was now time for the first glimpse of Spring. This show is always the first sign that garden season is fast approaching for the year...woo hoo! I could not wait to see what was install for us!
So my garden buddies and I bundled up and headed into town for a day of pure bliss and meeting new plants...It did not disappoint! The displays were breathtaking and beyond inspiring. There was such a variety of plants and so many different ways to group them. So much creativity and talent. Not to mention so much garden love going on. My favorite garden was totally drool worthy and it was all I could do to not snap a thousand photos. These pics really don't do it justice...
I was also there to get ideas for hard-scapes as I am dying to put in a path down the east side of the property (ie, side that gets absolutely no sun and is wonderful at growing moss!) Its screaming for a flagstone path like this....
Looking forward to getting out in my garden now...Snow its time for you to melt and let Spring arrive!!
- It is a common misconception that it rains in Seattle more than in any other place in the continental United States. This misconception comes out of the fact that Seattle is mostly always overcast, looking as if it may rain at any moment. However, other larger cities in the country get more annual precipitation than does Seattle, such as Atlanta and New York City. Seattle's climate is mild, not too hot, not too cold, and it's usually cloudy.
- Trees native to the Seattle area are the Big Leaf Maple, Bitter Cherry, Black Cottonwood, Black Hawthorn, Douglas Maple, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Hooker's Willow, Pacific Ash, Pacific Crabapple, Pacific Dogwood, Pacific Willow, Paper Birch, Red Alder, Shore Pine, Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, Western White Pine, Slide Alder, Vine Maple, Yew, Oregon Ash, Oregon Whiteoak, Garry Oak, Quaking Aspen and the Madrone tree.
- Shrubs native to Seattle are the Bald Hip Rose, Beaked Hazelnut, Black Cap Raspberry, Black Gooseberry, Blue Elderberry, Bog Laurel, Bog Rosemary, Devil's Club, Evergreen Huckleberry, Hairy Manzanita, Indian Plum, Oregon Grape, Mock Orange, Nootka Rose, Oceanspray, Oregon Box, Pacific Ninebark, Pacific Rhododendron, Pacific Wax Myrtle, Red Elderberry, Red Huckleberry, Snowbrush, Stink Currant, Sweet Gale, Swamp Rose, White Spirea, Subalpine Spirea, Tall Oregon Grape, Thimbleberry and Twinberry.
- Ground cover plants native to Seattle are the Beach Strawberry, Bleeding Heart, Blue-eyed grass, Backen Fern, Broad-leaved Stonecrop, Brunchberry, Common Camas, Great Camas, Cascade Penstemon, Chocolate Lily, Coastal Gunweed, Columbia Lewisia, Common Harebell, Cooley's Hedgenettle, Cow-parsnip, Deer Fern, Douglas Aster, Edible Thistle, False Lily-of-the-Valley, False Solomon's-Seal, Farewell-to-Spring, Fireweed, Foam Flower, Fringecup, Goat's Beard, Golden Eyed Grass, Goldenrod, Graceful Cinquefoil, Handerson's Checker Mallow, Inside-out Flower, Kinnikinnik, Bearberry, Kneeling Angelica, Lady Fern, Licorice Fern, Maidenhair Fern, Nettle, Nodding Onion, Oak Fern, Oregon Iris, Oxalis, Pacific Waterleaf, Palmate Coltsfoot, Pearly Everlasting, Rattlesnake Platain, Scouler's Corydalis, Silverweed, Stream Violet, Vanilla Leaf, and Twinflower.