Seattle’s annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show is this weekend, February 8-12. We will be there, soaking up good ideas and networking with fellow designers and builders, but we don’t have a display or table. There are lots of good seminars about edible gardening, as well as some informative programming about creating garden space for wildlife, shade-loving plants, bees, and low-water landscapes.
Drop by the Convention Center to visit the display gardens and glean ideas and inspiration from designers, vendors and innovators in the garden world. More info and online tickets at http://www.gardenshow.com/. If something strikes your fancy, run your ideas by us and we’ll be happy to walk you through the various options for planning a new project in your garden or yard!
Excited. See you there!
January has been a down time for us and February sees us back at the drawing board, checking out garden catalogs and plant sale dates, and sprucing up tools for a new season.
There may be frost on the chard leaves but inside are little pea plants sprouting in egg shells. This year I will try to do a 2-week pea planting succession so I can have peas all spring and summer, enough to share all up and down the block.
We’re coming into the longest days of the year and while it may not feel like true summer yet, little summery bouquets or fresh salads keep our spirits up and have us continually falling in love with gardening in the Pacific Northwest.
Let us know how we can help you in your garden this season! There is still time to plant lots of perennials and all of the heat-loving vegetables. Please contact us for more info about our consultation package or to schedule a walk-through and planning/design session.
Those vegetable seeds and starts are beginning to fill out and up! Peas are climbing, lettuces are heading, carrots are coming up, blueberries are setting fruit. If you planted seeds, you might need to thin out your rows to leave room for larger plants. Radishes, swiss chard, carrots, turnips, lettuce, spinach and other leafy & root vegetables need this treatment. Toss those babies into a springtime salad or saute’ them up. Even radish greens with their fuzzy little hairs are good tossed into an omelet, quiche, stirfry or pilaf.
Happy summer gardening,
–Annika & Riisa
Hazel Landscapes and Edibles offers consultation, design, installation and maintenance of native, ornamental and edible landscapes in the Seattle area. This is a partnership of two well-traveled women, armed with master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture, years of gardening and farming experience, a fine taste for culinary freshness and variety, and creative streaks. We are dedicated to organic, sustainable practices in all we do, and hope to inspire others to steward their piece of urban land and enjoy its potential for beauty, bounty and flavor.