This looks like a real balcony where anyone would love to hang out on a fine summer day. But it’s actually one of the demonstration gardens at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle held every February. Now that I’m gardening on a small deck, you can be sure I took lots of photos to inspire me. Lessons I took away: mass pots, use height and evergreens for year-round interest and keep the colours consistent in both plants & containers.
Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Amazon’s biosphere is actually a workplace filled with huge tropical plants. It’s an amazing concept and an amazing structure that is definitely worth a visit. Check ahead, it’s not open to tours every day, but there is an interpretative centre on the ground floor that is, and there you’ll find lots of information about why this is a healthy workplace.