Okay, it’s evening, but it’s still Wednesday, so I think I’m good… For this week, a flashback to Seattle’s recent Northwest Flower and Garden Show. One of my favorite vignettes of the entire show was this lovely creation located in the Skywalk area. I’m sure there was signage that identified its maker, but I probably didn’t pay attention – I was so enthralled and consumed with the simple, elegant, fresh beauty of this composition that I forgot about just about everything else. I later heard from a friend, that it was the work of a Riz Reyes – then a new name to me. Fast forward to this past week’s YGP show in Portland, where I happened upon him giving a talk. I missed half of it, but am grateful for the part I caught. What he created in front his audience was almost as inspiring as this one, but I posted those in my last post if you want to see.
I love how the architectural forms of the sedums contrast with the billowy, meadowy grass, the moss, and the flowers. The flowers are spread throughout, each assuredly occupying its own space. Their unique patterns and forms, and their somewhat muted colors subtly grab your attention. Just perfect! If you had seen the garish, tightly planted fields of forced bulbs that hogged so much of the space of so many of the other display gardens at this show, you would know why this display became such a peaceful, lovely oasis in the midst of loud, insistent, visual assault. Inspiring indeed!