2013 NWFGS Show Gardens

2013’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show was truly spectacular.  We allowed ourselves two full days to take in the awesome show gardens, informative seminars, and meet vendors in the marketplace.  It was such an inspiring experience that we’re already excited for next year!

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the event, here are selected images of the display gardens.  The theme was “The Silver Screen Takes Root… Gardens Go Hollywood,” in honor of the show’s 25th anniversary.  As Ciscoe says… ooh la la!

Living Amongst the Stars – The Garden Takes Center Stage

spa garden

Created by the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association with Sublime Garden Design

 In a Garden Far, Far Away – An Edible Forest Sanctuary

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Created by Native Root Designs LLC with Carter Evans Wood Concepts & Northwest Nurseries Inc

Jardin Noir – Film Noir Style in a Modern Garden

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Created by Barbara Lycett Landscape Design

A Hobbit’s New Zealand Garden – Middle Earth Meets the Arboretum’s New Eco-Geographic Forest

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Created by Washington Park Arboretum

Backyard Box Office

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Created by Fancy Plants Gardens Inc

California Dreaming

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Created by Under the Arbor Landscape Design with McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery & Falling Water Designs

We took a ton of photos over the weekend, so stay tuned for another post soon to come which will highlight some of the fun things we saw in the marketplace.  Log into Facebook and let us know which display garden is your favorite in the comments section below!

Thanks for reading our blog.  Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC is a Kitsap County landscaping company that offers landscaping, decorative concrete and lawn maintenance services to homes and businesses across Kitsap and Pierce counties.

Irrigation System Installation

If you’re planning to install an irrigation system, this video shows you where to begin.  Colby explains why you should start with the water meter, what precautions to take, and why the double check valve is so important.

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Our irrigation services include new installations, repairs, audits and blow-outs.

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Flowers at Bainbridge Gardens

We love seeing our Facebook stream flooded with photos of flowers and plants.  For us, flower pics never get old!  Recently, Bainbridge Gardens has been a repeat offender, continuously posting pictures of new merchandise.  Here’s a little taste of what they currently have available…

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Helleborus ‘Golden Sunrise’

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Helleborus ‘Winter Jewels’ series

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Edgeworthia Chrysantha

Want to see more of what they have to offer?  Check out their Facebook page here.  If you’ve got a green thumb, this is the place for you.

Thanks for reading our blog.  Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC is a Kitsap County landscaping company that offers landscaping, decorative concrete and lawn maintenance services to homes and businesses across Kitsap and Pierce counties.

Curtain Drain Installation

One of our maintenance clients was having trouble with water leaking into his basement. We installed a curtain drain to intercept the water and move it away from his home.

Curtain drains are constructed by digging a trench – in this particular case, around our client’s home – lining it with fabric and installing perforated pipe to capture the water and direct it to another location.  The trench is then filled with drain rock.

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The trench is lined with fabric and filled with gravel and a perforated pipe.

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Our client had a natural slope in his landscape to help channel the water away from his home.

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The trench was topped with drain rock.

If water is leaking into your basement, a curtain drain is an affordable solution to help keep it dry.  Click here to see how a river rock bed can be utilized to move water away from your property.

Thanks for reading our blog.  Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC is a Kitsap County landscaping company that offers landscaping, decorative concrete and lawn maintenance services to homes and businesses across Kitsap and Pierce counties.