Vertical Gardens Talk at 2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show

by Seasonal Wisdom on February 6, 2013

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From simple trellises to spectacular living walls, vertical gardening solutions are the subject of Seasonal Wisdom’s upcoming talk at the 2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, Washington.  This stunning design by Jason Doran of – created for his chicken coop! – is just one of the amazing garden ideas you’ll hear about during my talk.

There’s also a chance to win 10 Fiskars garden tools and the new Vertical Vegetable Gardening book from Chris McLaughlin! Even if you can’t come to the show, you’ll find vertical gardening resources in this post that will help you grow up…line drawing with logo

The 2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 20-24, 2013, is the nation’s second largest garden show. It’s a a wonderful visual and aromatic treat during winter’s dormant time.  To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the show will feature a Hollywood theme this year. I can’t wait to see it!

Located at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show is packed with more than 300 exhibitors and the largest roster of garden speakers in the world.

Along with “yours truly,” you’ll find a wide variety of talented speakers, ranging from Leaf Magazine co-founder Susan Cohan to best-selling book author Amy Stewart .

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Plus, the display gardens are wonderful. See for yourself in this Seasonal Wisdom post about garden trends I spotted at the 2012 Northwest Flower & Garden Show.  This post was one of the most popular on Seasonal Wisdom last year.

Vertical gardening solutions are highlighted in this story too. An example is the above Ravenna Gardens 2012 display with ultra-modern wall bubble terrariums, colorful mosses and air plants.

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In my talk – Up in the Air! Vertical Gardening Solutions – Feb. 21, 2013; 10:45 AM; Hood Room; you’ll hear about:

  • Noteworthy vertical gardens across the world (including several in the Seattle area)
  • Expert tips on vertical gardening from well-known garden designers and book authors
  • Easy DIY ideas, as well as a variety of retail options for ornamental or edible gardens
  • Advice for growing healthy vertical gardens, including challenges and opportunities

Can’t attend the show? You can still learn about vertical gardening:

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Vertical succulent wall by Butchart Gardens for 2012 show

Enter to win! As one of Fiskars national garden authors, I’ll be hosting a giveaway of TEN Fiskars® tools during my talk, which are great for vertical gardening.

Fiskars garden toolSome of the tools include the PowerGear® UltraBlade® Bypass Pruners ($29.99).

Fiskars garden toolAnd, the PowerGear® UltraBlade® Anvil Lopper ($42.99).

book by Chris McLaughlin

Plus, I’ll be giving away a copy of the new book called Vertical Vegetable Gardening by my friend Chris McLaughlin. It features practical growing tips and inexpensive DIY ideas for growing vegetables in vertical spaces.

At my talk, you’ll hear how Chris built that spice rack for veggies, herbs and strawberries on the cover of her book. More information can be found at her popular blog – A Suburban Farmer.

Hope to see you at the 2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show on Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM!

Check back here for more vertical gardening information in upcoming months. What’s your favorite ways to grow up in the garden?

Disclosure: All prizes were provided at no charge, which allows me to pass them on to the lucky gardeners who will win the random drawing during my talk at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Good luck all!


SewCalGal February 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

I love Fiskars for my garden, sewing, crafts.


Seasonal Wisdom February 6, 2013 at 9:21 am

SewCalGal, be sure to come by the talk, if you can. Lots of opportunities to win more Fiskars products for the garden. Teresa

Marc February 6, 2013 at 10:27 am

Can’t make the show, but enjoy your post.
Which link do you use to enter the drawing?

Seasonal Wisdom February 6, 2013 at 11:09 am

Thanks Marc. As described above, this drawing is to be presented at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Sorry you can’t attend, but thanks for stopping by today. Teresa

claudia lauer August 23, 2014 at 9:42 am

I am trying to locate a high end florist in Seattle to do a beautiful succulent garden arrangement for a home.

Seasonal Wisdom August 24, 2014 at 9:26 am

Hi Claudia: Thanks for visiting Seasonal Wisdom. You may want to contact Riz Reyes at He’s an award-winning garden designer and can probably design/install something for you. Otherwise, he’ll know someone great for you to call. Good luck!

claudia lauer August 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

many thx!

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