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Serenity in Seattle; my favorite display

While most visitors to the 2016 Northwest Flower and Garden Show were jostling for position to photograph the large display gardens, I found myself drawn to the smaller City Living  exhibits. Each designer worked with a 6 x 12 space defined by pavers to represent a high rise apartment balcony. The criteria was that all materials…

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A Change in Perspective

It wasn't so much a patio as an apology. I  mean seriously, what are you supposed to do with an 8' x 13'-10" space? Sure you can fit a BBQ on there plus two or three people standing, providing you play doh-si-doh to get in and out of the house. But sitting on a comfy chair?…

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Reclaiming the Garden

I was recently invited to redesign a back garden in Kirkland, WA.   To the homeowners the main priority was a need for privacy from neighboring homes yet to me the biggest challenge was function. How would this couple use their new space and how would they get into it? Before – the challenges   A…

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When Less is More

The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is always a highlight of the gardening year for me. Whether you are new to gardening or an experienced designer you will leave inspired, encouraged and ready for spring. The display gardens take center stage, their styles ranging from whimsical to naturalistic but all find a way to connect to the annual theme…

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My 3 Favorite Patio Ideas from the NWFGS

The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is a highlight in the Seattle gardening calendar with an exciting blend of the 'out of this world' (and budget), innovative, thought provoking and great ideas for ongoing projects in our own garden. These are my top 3 'take-away' patio ideas. That's not to say that they are all…

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