Quick Update – Garden Show Bound!

So the world-famous Northwest Flower and Garden Show is rapidly approaching! And thanks to a special opportunity presented to us by the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association (WSNLA) we have the chance, for the first time ever, to participate in the show as a vendor! So how to find us? The WSNLA has set up a “Treasure Island” booth designed to attract vendors who might want to promote themselves but don’t wish to pay a fortune for an entire booth. So look for “Treasure Island” at the back end of the north hall, near the center; and our tiny little table on the outside of it.

This is the first year of Treasure Island so of course everyone involved hopes it is a success, and you can help by stopping by and checking it out. As for us, well it’s not easy making a bunch of trips to Seattle, but we felt that this concept has potential and the garden show is an unsurpassed promotional opportunity, and, you know us, we’ll try anything once!

Note: I will not be able to staff the booth the whole time. Your best chance to find me will be Saturday, when I should be there most of the day.

I was hoping by this time to have a complete list of all the regional multi-nursery plant sales we will be participating in this year, but not everything is for certain yet, so that will be coming soon!

UPDATE Feb 19– Here’s a quick list of some of the plants we’re bringing to the show – of course we’ll pack as much cool stuff into our little booth as we possibly can!
Banksia integrifolia subsp. monticola
Leptospermum grandiflorum ‘Eugene Hardy’
Luma apiculata
Cassinia x Ozothamnus
Grevillea victoriae ‘Murray Valley Queen’
Grevillea miqueliana
Grevillea ‘Poorinda Leane’
Callistemon viridiflorus
Eucalyptus nicholii
Leptospermum lanigerum
Ugni molinae
Agave montana
Banksia marginata
Arctostaphylos rudis
…and more!

We did not make it to the garden show this afternoon as planned. We got about 4 inches of snow yesterday, then this morning it started snowing at about 9:30 and, well it’s still snowing, albeit lightly. We have about 7 inches total. Although not completely ‘snowed in’ roads were bad enough to get stuck behind plenty of people who don’t know how to drive in it… also, felt it was important to be here to knock snow off greenhouses in case accumulations picked up. We can’t afford to have one of them collapse you know! So, apologies for that, if you were looking for us. I’ll add some snow pictures on Sunday, I hope.

IN OTHER NEWS, as you have probably noticed, I have been tinkering with the look of this blog again, my main goals being to make it easier to read and less boring while retaining a degree of continuity with the look of the Desert Northwest web page. I welcome your feedback about the look of the blog, especially if it is difficult to read in your browser or something like that. Also, I continue to add more links, and welcome you to suggest any of your favorite blogs that users would enjoy following.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Riz Reyes
    Feb 20, 2011 @ 20:11:53

    Glad to hear about “Treasure Island”!! What a great opportunity for gardeners. If I remember correctly when they had the “Cool Plant Corner” many years ago, I had to scramble to find stuff to sell! It will be great exposure for you all, I hope!


  2. Ian
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 00:12:56

    Thanks Riz! For as exciting as it sounds, it’s been pretty stressful getting ready for this thing. I’m still up at 12:10, just finished getting together everything I need… I hope…tomorrow I bring the plants over and set up.


  3. Loree / danger garden
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 16:00:20

    I was so excited to see your section at the NWFG Show! I’ve known of your nursery for years (I believe through your commenting on the old NW Palms and Sub-tropicals Board) but not made the lengthy trek to Sequim (someday…). I wanted to buy many many things but settled on the Banksia serrata thank you for being a part of the show!


  4. Loree / danger garden
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 16:01:20

    p.s. hey! I just saw you’ve got my blog on your sidebar…thank you!


  5. Ian
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 22:37:38

    Loree, many thanks for buying something from us and for the awesome promotion on your blog! I look forward to meeting you someday when you get a chance to visit. It is obvious that you have superb taste in plants!


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