I had the privilege of being a judge for the Funky Junk gardens at this year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show. I enjoyed sharing this fun gig with Matthew Levesque, author of The Revolutionary Yardscape.
The gardens are created by local high school students. This background mural used green painted plastic bags to create an eye-catching dimension.
We really appreciated the use of native plants in this garden.
This design incorporated one-of-a-kind miniature homes to make its own inviting village. Lots of individuality and effort went into these.
I was impressed with the effort and hard work these high school students put into their gardens. And the excitement continued as I got a preview look at all the show gardens without the public throng.
The theme of this year’s flower and garden show is “Once Upon a Time…Spectacular Gardens with Stories to Tell”. One of my favorites is Wish ‘Shoe’ Were Here, a take on the Old Woman Who Lived in the Shoe. Apparently the kids are grown, and now she is sporting a stiletto! I’ll share more favorites in my next post.
And better yet, visit the show Feb. 23 – 27 and see it for yourself. I’ll be speaking on Salvage Garden Style on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. It would be terrific to see you there.