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Saturday, February 8, 2014

How to Lasso a Yucca Rostrata

I thought for various reasons (mainly a nasty bout of insomnia) that I wasn't going to get to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this week. I had planned to go on Thursday but didn't. And on Friday I had to wait for the contractor who is working on my front garden and building the greenhouse to come and finish up, so I didn't think I would have enough time.

Well, the contractor was done by noon, and for the first time all week I was well rested. What to do? Hop in the car and zip into Seattle to the show, of course. Which is what I did. I was only going to have the afternoon to check everything out, so it was a bit of a whirlwind.

The first thing I did when I got into the show was go to the Small Space Showcase on the Skybridge. Go here to find out exactly what the Small Space Showcase is. I often find these small quirky container gardens to be more interesting and full of take-home ideas than the big fancy displays. You should read The Outlaw Gardener's post about them here.

Anyway, here are some vignettes from the Small Space Showcase gardens. I zipped through them at lightning speed, so I neglected to take overall photos of each of them.

I've been looking for interesting ways to display Tillandsias

These vases are such a great shape!

Love the plant in the apron pocket

This was a striking display. Isn't that a great pot?

I love these pyramidal containers too

A closer look at the plants in the shorter of the two

I'm sure you're wondering about the title of my post -- How to Lasso a Yucca rostrata. Well, did you see it? In the picture above.

Maybe it's more like a garrotte.

I guess those suckers are top-heavy.