Inside the 2017 Northwest Flower & Garden Show

img_6408If you’ve never been to the Northwest Flower & Garden show at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle you should go this weekend. The 2017 show entitled, “Taste of Spring” is happening now through Sunday Feb. 26.

It’s full of giant show gardens, a garden marketplace where you can buy everything from fresh lavender to jewelry and art, and seminars hosted by well-known folks in the industry. There is even a tasting corner and gourmet food area where you can sample honey, jam, fudge, and more.

Every year we award our favorite show garden with a South Sound Editor’s Pick award. It’s always tough to choose a favorite among so many beautiful gardens, with all their creativity.

This year’s South Sound Editor’s Pick is “Honey! We Shrunk the Farm: Urban Farming in Style.” We loved this garden for so many reasons — from the little free library to the Peter’s Rabbit carrots. But it was the educational stuff like the working aquaponic system for fish and veggies to grow in the same place; espaliered fruit trees that double as fencing and the chicken coop, beehive box, insect hotel, and the hoop house full of plants that made this a South Sound magazine winner.

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