Gardening Seattle Style
May 29, 2009
I was in Seattle last weekend for the Northwest Folklife festival and managed to get my garden on. First stop was City People’s Garden store:
This place was huge and completely gorgeous! If I lived in Seattle, I definitely would go to this garden centre. Of course, I had to check out the seed selection and promptly made my way over to here:
Ed Hume, Renee’s Garden, Territorial Seed Company and Abundant Life Seeds were on the significantly-depleted racks. I picked up some White Russian kale, Marian rutabaga, Early Jalapeno hot pepper, Black Cherry tomato (can’t have too much of this), Gala Mâche and a Sensitive Plant seeds.
Like I said, everything was gorgeous:
They even had a Northwest Natives section:
This is just a small selection of the variety of tomatoes for sale, many of them heirlooms:
Well tended and well watered – a gardener’s dream! We also went to Magnolia Garden Center where I bought some Flashy Trout’s Back romaine lettuce (completely for the name!) and some bio-degradable bamboo pots for me and my mom.
Touring around the city we saw lots of interesting things:
Anyone know what this tree/shrub is called? We saw lots of them in full bloom:
At Northwest Folklife I stopped by the Seattle Urban Farm Company to check out their display:
You can see a humongous bay leaf plant in that 5-gallon blue bucket. They also had some raised beds and chickens:
Seattle was very nice – sunny days and cool evenings. The rhododendrons were in full bloom in a wide variety of colours, shapes and sizes.
All you Seattle-based gardeners are pretty lucky!