We were inspired and overwhelmed by the amazing talent within the 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show Small Space Showcase. Each 6′ by 8′ display gave gardeners, apartment renters, condo dwellers and home owners new ideas and perspectives to consider in the garden. The best part of the Small Space Showcase is that these ideas, big or small, can be incorporated into whatever size garden or area you have. Don’t let the main display gardens overwhelm you if you only have a small lanai to work with! Enjoy a look back at the gorgeous displays and several winners among them to find new ideas for your small space in 2014.
With more than 300 vendors at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show it can be hard to see them all in one day, let alone judge them on their booth presentations. Among the wonderful sellers of homemade goods, plants, tools and garden art, there were some standouts that we wanted to recognize for having such a fabulous display to the show. We hope you enjoyed seeing the vast number of merchants and items for purchase, perhaps you found something that you needed to take home from the 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show.
Kicking yourself for not buying something while you were there? Check our exhibitors list for their website information here.
Best in Show Exhibitor Award- Bob Bowling Rustics
Outstanding Educational Award- Lake Washington Institute of Technical Horticulture
Best Plant Market Overall Award- Raintree Nursery
Outstanding Visual Award- Clark Works
Outstanding Visual Award- Abraxas Crow Company
Outstanding Visual Award- Owens Garden
Outstanding Visual Award- Distinctive Garden Solutions
Outstanding Marketing Award- DIG Floral & Garden
Outstanding Marketing Award- Pelindaba Lavender
Outstanding Marketing Award- Fisher Blacksmithing
Outstanding Marketing Award- Fleur de Lis Garden Ornaments
Outstanding Overall Vintage Garden Market Award- Vintage Lilli
Besides the amazing show gardens there were 2 additional gardens to inspire garden enthusiasts at the 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show. These two displays created by Subaru not only showed off the All-new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, but brought new technology to gardening. The fantastic sky bridge display, ”Native Renaissance,” brought natural elements, reused materials and water creating a backdrop for daily demos and photos. This area was a main thoroughfare of the show and opened Gardener’s eyes to new battery-operated lawn equipment.
The second display in the south lobby, “The New Art of Camping- Foraging In Nature’s Garden,” was equally as impressive and demonstrated how to always use nature to your advantage. We hope you made time to see what’s new in gardening technology, charge your phone while enjoying the display and gear up to get back to nature with #Subarugardens!
South Lobby Display
“The New Art of Camping- Foraging In Nature’s Garden.”
We hope you had a wonderful time at this year’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show. This year’s theme, “Art In Bloom,” brought out the best of these garden creators and showed off some fantastic inspiration for the garden. Hopefully you took home some ideas or items from the marketplace to help incorporate Art into your garden. Thank you everyone for attending and we can’t wait to see you at next year’s show, February 11-15, 2015.
|7||“The Art of Upcycling”||GOLD|
|5||“The Art of Retreat”||GOLD|
|9||“Nature’s Studio: AROUSE | EVOKE | CREATE | GROW | CHILL”||GOLD|
|14||“MOFA—Museum of Foliar Art”||GOLD|
|20||“Darwin’s Muse—Art Imitating Life”||GOLD|
|4||“Terra Cadence—The Rhythm of the Earth”||GOLD|
|19||“Quiet Beauty—The Japanese Garden Aesthetic”||GOLD|
|18||“ART-itecture for Urban Wildlife”||GOLD|
|15||“No Stress Allowed—A Sanctuary of Tranquility for Everyday Life”||GOLD|
|2||“The Garden of Artful Delight”||SILVER|
|8||“Peace in Motion”||SILVER|
|16||“Mexico City Harvest”||SILVER|
|1||“50 Shades of Orchids”||SILVER|
|11||“The Artist’s Studio”||SILVER|
|3||“In Our Hands”||SILVER|
|21||“Monet Dreamed Here”||SILVER|
|10||“Circles All Around Us”||BRONZE|
|6||“A Conduction of Vigorous Immersion”||BRONZE|
|12||“The Art of Zen”||BRONZE|
Enjoy a slideshow of the building and completion of all the 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show Display Gardens!
|Founder’s Cup (Best In Show)||Washington Association of Landscape ProfessionalsWashington State Nursery and Landscape Association|
|Ethel Moss People’s Choice Award||Washington Association of Landscape ProfessionalsWashington State Nursery and Landscape Association|
|Fred Palmer Garden Creator’s Award||Karen Stefonick Design|
|American Horticultural Society Environmental Award||Creative Gardener/Urban Garden Co.|
|Golden Palette Award||Washington Association of Landscape ProfessionalsWashington State Nursery and Landscape Association|
|Best Use of Theme Award||West Seattle Nursery|
|X Factor Award||Washington Association of Landscape ProfessionalsWashington State Nursery and Landscape Association|
|Fine Gardening||Creative Gardener/Urban Garden Co.|
|Pacific Horticultural Society Award||Washington Association of Landscape ProfessionalsWashington State Nursery and Landscape Association|
|Sunset Western Living Award||Creative Gardener/Urban Garden Co.|
|425 Magazine Editors’ Choice Award Arboretum Foundation|
The Japanese art form of Ikebana is the arrangement of living flowers that dates back to the 6th century. This long preserved floral display shows off much more than blooms and finds the simplistic beauty of plants themselves. The Northwest Flower & Garden Show has been a great platform for the various schools around the Pacific Northwest for students to show off their work. Hopefully you had a chance to see these works of art outside the seminar rooms during your visit to the 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show.
The Floral Competition at the 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show blossomed with amazing flowers and creative ways to show off the best new techniques. Each piece was unique in showing the work of each designer, leading to a phenomenal display of artist talent. Although I’m sure it was hard to choose, there were some winners among the bunch. Enjoy another look a these beautiful floral arrangements, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
FLORAL COMPETITION AWARDS
|People’s Choice||Cordier Botanical Art Enrapture
Nicole Cordier www.moderneclassicdesigns.com
Rizanino “Riz” Reyes www.rhrhorticulture.com
|1st Place:|| Fiore Dorato International Pte Ltd
Circles of Life
Brenda Lee Monteiro, AIFD
|2nd Place:||Countryside Floral and Garden|
|3rd Place:|| Christopher Flowers
People’s Choice: Cordier Botanical Art
1st Place :Fiore Dorato
2nd Place: Countryside Floral
3rd Place: Christopher Flowers
We had three great entries to our Funky Junk Display Area this year. The Funky Junk displays are created by high school horticultural students who use repurpose items and new plant material to make a small display. Each display showed the originality and creativity these young ones have. With some help from The RE Store, they inspired us all to reuse what we have to create something beautiful in the garden!
FUNKY JUNK AWARDS FOR THE 2014 NORTHWEST FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW
Best Plant Material Nathan Hale High School
Best Design Nathan Hale High School
Best Example of
Re-characterization A.G. West/Black Hills High School
Unusual/Creative. Ballard High School
With the tremendous success of local miniature gardener and author, Janit Calvo aka Two Green Thumbs, there is a large presence of mini gardening at the show.
Come join us at the show for some miniature inspiration and get them started with some of our Plant Vendors!
Some wonderful inspiration at the Small Space Showcase at the 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Be sure to make your way across the Sky Bridge to see what these designers can do with a 6 foot to 8 foot stage.