Come See Me at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show

A Gold-Winner at the 2012 Northwest Flower & Garden Show

A Gold-Winner at the 2012 Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Did you know that the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, which opened Wednesday, 2/20,  in downtown Seattle at the Convention Center and runs through Sunday, 2/24, is the second largest Flower Show in the US (second only to Philadelphia)?  And it’s the third largest in the world (the Chelsea Flower Show in England, of course, being the biggest of all)!  So get on  down to the Convention Center and get your spring fever on!  I sure will.

This year I will be volunteering at the show for PlantAmnesty on Wednesday, for the Master Gardeners on Thursday, and then on Friday — taDAAA — I will be a first-time speaker at the Flower Show on the topic of (big surprise here) CLEMATIS!  Come by and hear me shed light on the Care and Pruning of Clematis, the Queen of Climbers. 

Friday, February 22, 7pm in the Hood Room at the Show. 

If you have an interest in hearing me speak about clematis but can’t make it on Friday, I will be speaking again on Saturday, March 2nd, at 11am at Sky Nursery — for PlantAmnesty’s fourth annual Prune-a-Thon.

Guess what!  I found a clematis blooming in my garden this morning!  I’ll tell  you about it very soon.


  1. Ingrid said,

    February 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    A Clematis in bloom !??? In my garden I have snow, and my Clematis will not START GROWING until the the end of April……..

    Please show us a picture when it’s blooming.



    • February 22, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      OK, Ingrid, I’ll post a photo this weekend of my blooming Clematis cirrhosa Freckles. We are lucky here in Seattle to be able to grow this winter bloomer–I know you can’t grow it in wintry Sweden.


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