Janet Endsley – Blogger / Seminar Manager
Janet was born and raised in California, moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1978. After working for a decade as a respiratory therapist she returned to school at the University of Washington for a degree in Public Communication, and then had a career in healthcare marketing and PR management for many years. She left work when her daughter was born, soon becoming a volunteer leader in local horticulture organizations. Her gardening addiction blossomed. In 2005 she joined the garden show as the Seminar Manager, continuing in that role with the O’Loughlin Trade Shows team in 2009. She loves to work with leading garden writers, horticulturists, educators, designers and nursery owners to manage the largest slate of horticulture seminars anywhere in the world. She only wishes she could actually sit through an entire seminar, but running the seminars means constantly being on the go. She is also the Social Media Manager for the show, so follow her blogs on www.gardenshowblog.com and become a fan on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for all the latest show news.
Janet’s Mill Creek garden was featured by Val Easton in the Seattle Times in 1994 but now she’s now renovated her garden for lower maintenance. If she had to choose a favorite plant it would be the magnificent Kousa dogwood in her rear garden, which looks like a white cloud of blossoms for over six weeks in early summer, viewed from her second story home office window. She lives with her husband, Mike (whose favorite garden tool is a 7-iron) and has a daughter, Peyton, now in college. She’s an avid reader, loves to bake, is shifting to a lower maintenance garden, and her energetic Australian shepherd makes sure she takes a long walk every day through a nearby nature preserve.
About O’Loughlin Trade Shows
The Northwest Flower & Garden Show has been a Northwest gardening tradition for 25 years, heralding Spring for legions of gardening throughout the U.S. Both seasoned veterans and budding gardeners eagerly anticipate the 5 days of gardening nirvana that kicks off the start of spring. The Show includes 6 acres of stunning show gardens filled with cutting-edge designs for outdoor living; 350 exhibitors in the Marketplace with must-have tools, plants, edibles, flowers, garden gear, furniture, art, accessories, gifts, and more; and over 100 free seminars and demonstrations packed with inspiration and advice from the nation’s top garden celebrities, designers, writers and educators. Bring the whole family and visit our children’s PlayGarden for hands-on fun. Children under 12 are free!
The 2014 show will be held February 5 – 9 at the Washington State Convention Center, 7th & Pike, Seattle, WA. Hours are 9 am – 8 pm Wednesday – Saturday, and 9 am – 6 pm Sunday. Visit our website at www.gardenshow.com for more information on tickets, directions, parking, transportation, and special hotel and bus tour packages.
The Northwest Flower & Garden Show is independently produced by a Northwest-based, family owned company, O’Loughlin Trade Shows. If you are interested in exhibiting at the garden show, contact Linda Knudsen at O’Loughlin Trade Shows, at 253-756-2121 or visit our website at www.otshows.com for an exhibitor application.