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Save the Date: Feb 8-12 for the 2012 Northwest Flower & Garden Show!

Seattle's Garden Show

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show has always kicked of my gardening season. I get inspired by the display gardens and seminars and purchase new plants and art from vendors. I look forward to it every year.

The show runs from Wednesday (2/8) to Sunday (2/12) at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. Just like last year, I plan to attend the show on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

If for some reason you can’t attend the show in person (your only excuse is that you live more than two states away), you can follow my adventures here since I’ll be posting LIVE from the show.  Sounds exciting doesn’t it. I’d love to hear if you’re attending the show and if you want to pal around. I do have a routine that consists of visiting the display gardens first. Then shopping and plant booths last. Plus, I try to fit in lunch before I start attending the seminars.

This year I mostly picked my seminars based on growing, harvesting, and cooking veggies – I’m always looking for new ideas to maximize my yield. I’m also interested in attending some design and plant seminars. Most of all I must attend Jessi Bloom’s ‘What the Cluck’ seminars – parts 1 & 2.

Here’s the list of all seminars:

Here’s what I plan to attend (so far):


  • Willi Evans Galloway’s Grow. Cook. Eat. @ 1:30
  • Dan Hinkley’s Myths, Fables, Fantasies or Facts @ 4:30
  • Billy Goodnick’s Design Like a Pro @ 5:30


  • Colin McCrate’s The Peak of Perfection @ 2:00
  • Jessi Bloom’s What the Cluck?! Part 1 @3:15
  • Teresa O’Connor’s Growing Food in Small Spaces @ 5:30
  • David Perry’s iPhone Gardener @ 6:00
  • Richi Seffen’s Reliable Plants for the Shade Garden @ 7:00


  • Robin Haglund’s Mayhem, Murder & Must-Nots @ 10:00
  • Graham Kerr’s E.G.G.S. – Eat. Grow. Gather. Share. @ 11:15 
  • Jessi Bloom’s What the Cluck?! Part 2 @1:30
  • Ciscoe Morris’ Bring it On! @ 3:45

For more details, visit the show’s official site

Disclaimer: I was given tickets to attend the show this year since I plan to blog and tweet LIVE via my iPhone. That being said, I’m super excited for the iPhone Gardener seminar by David Perry since I use my phone to take all the pictures I post here.  Anyway, I would’ve purchased my tickets, attended the three days and loved the show regardless – it’s that amazing.

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