Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wintertime...and the City Living is Easy...

This year the Small Space Showcase at the NWFGS had a specific focus -- demonstrating what city dwellers with small gardens or simple patios could do with a small amount of space. As a result, they had a certain sameness to them, all showing a patio with seating surrounded by decorations and large potted plants.

RHR Horticulture and Landwave Gardens -- Winner of an award for Best Plant Material
















Ravenna Gardens -- Winner of an award for Best Use of Show Theme









AW Pottery 






15 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures. That scene with the blue bench looks so comforting and lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. These make city living look much more palatable. I love the colors in the Ravenna Gardens display.

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  3. Y'all go on without me. I'll just sit right here on this little blue bench and enjoy this vignette and its details.

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  4. Look what one could do with a simple patio!

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  5. Great pics, Alison! All of the gardens were great but these small ones were extra special because they packed a lot in such a tiny spot. I would have loved to have any one of these in my garden but Riz's garden WAS the best for plants!

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  6. RHR's combination of soft grasses, striking blooms, and colorful foliage takes the concept of thriller-filler-spiller to a whole new level. Loved the french blue, so charming and that gabion with glass--what a great idea! I'd take any of those pots from AW pottery too.

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  7. Small spaces but inspiring nevertheless!

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  8. Such great vignettes. I'm already wondering where I could put a gabion filled with colored bottles. Your photos also helped me work through where I should move my Cyclamen so they look more natural in my garden setting.

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  9. Great pics, Alison! I really liked these too.

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  10. I just finished my post on this same subject for tomorrow...

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  11. Those Small Space Showcase gardens were one of the more memorable parts of the show for me. Great photos, Alison - I wish I would have taken more overalls...

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  12. Lots of inspiration here for city dwellers, so many beautiful plants.

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  13. Some wonderful ideas for containers here. I might copy some of them.

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  14. Great finds - I always enjoy your region's horticultural prowess while having fun. The multi "tree" and grassy filler in the 1st and 9th pics is amazing! Even if I have only indirect light, my patio is also like the middle of z 9...even if I have to do a boxwood in each, that can have some great companions.

    Bookmarked for my patio containers...

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  15. I sometimes wish I had the discipline to have such carefully designed spaces. They're so, so beautiful. Alas, I can not help my cramscaping ways.

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