Off to the Races

23 Feb

HazyOh wow, where do I even begin? It’s been a whirlwind of a month and a hazy week and to make things further foggy, I’ve been wrestling with a cold that sprung up and knocked me down. Though for the past day I been feeling better. I may have regained control, but I am cautiously stepping since this one wily cold.

A growing stack of finished labels a few days ago.

A growing stack of finished labels a few days ago.

Remember all the labels I’ve been making for the past month? Well, they are being proudly displayed in ‘The Lost Gardener’ at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. I helped throughout the process of installing the display garden and boy am I tired! We had essentially three days to create a thriving garden out of sawdust and mulch and the transformation is mind blowing. The cherry on top is that we won the Founder’s Cup, aka best in show! I’ll write up a post on the installation days leading up to judging, but that will be in a few days. Now that the flower show is in full swing (actually tomorrow is closing day), please pop by to see the garden!

Here's one view of 'The Lost Gardner' on judging day when the press was allowed in for photographing, though for the general public will see it in stage lighting.

Here’s one view of ‘The Lost Gardner’ on judging day when the press were ushered around. Though the lighting maybe be clear here, the general public will see it with stage lighting.

Another exciting thing this month is that  I heard back from a fellowship I applied for in January. I received an email on the 4th telling me I got an interview! The interview is in New York and I will be flying out in a few days. They only select one fellow a year so naturally I am a bit anxious, but super excited! With my lucky penny in hand and my dreams in the other, I am ready to walk through this door.

Anyway, here are a few photos to make up for a such a vague and short post.

The petals were SO white, they kept throwing off the white balance on the camera.

The petals were SO white, they kept throwing off the white balance on the camera.

The first snowdrops of the season started to bloom a few days ago in my garden. So clean and white! (Thankfully, they escaped the ravaging of slugs.)

I love the little red blotches on the pristine white petals.

I love the little red blotches on the pristine white petals.

The white hellebore from previous posts is really waking up now, which is really fitting since I bought this guy from the Northwest Flower & Garden Show a few years ago.

Primula 'Belarina Cream' holding up its first blossom undamaged by frost and heavy rain.

Primula ‘Belarina Cream’ holding up its first blossom undamaged by frost and heavy rain.

Here is a sweet primula to finish up the post. See you soon!

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