by germinatrix | March 2nd, 2011
I have returned from the Northwest Flower and Garden show, where I gave my first garden lecture ever!!! I was SOOO nervous I was basically a wreck before I spoke, (right Loree? Sweet Danger Garden was there to simultaneously psych me up and calm me down- thank GOD) so only took one good picture. But I must say – THIS is a GARDEN SHOW!!!
It was glorious – and the display gardens were dreams! AMAZING!!! Sigh – if only Los Angeles could muster this kind of support and commitment!
So I am lame, I got nothing for you as far as the show goes – but THANKFULLY my dear friend and colleague Susan Morrison of Blue Planet Garden Blog happens to have photographed all of my favorite moments, and speaks to them in a delightful manner that I support wholeheartedly! So to enjoy the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, here is WHAT SHE SAID about it!
Oh, and you all MUST get Susan and Rebecca’s book Garden Up! – they are smart, funny, talented, and they are my very dear friends – all that and the book is great!
Speaking of book and lecture – I made it through without completely embarrassing myself! The lecture was actually fun, and the crowd seemed to be having a good time – what more could I want? One issue I identified – I really have to work on my signature, I kept feeling I was ruining peoples books with my big, sloppy, loopy, twelve-year-old-girl handwriting!
I finally got to meet Heavy Petal’s Andrea Bellamy! We’ve been blogfriends forever, and so getting to spent time with her was an incredible treat. Good times were had, talks were given, seedballs were made, martinis were drunk, delicious food was eaten, all while Seattle was in the middle of a crazy cold snap – snow flurries are SO exotic to this hot zone girl!
So remember – for more info on the show – WHAT SHE SAID!!!
XOXO Your Germinatrix!