Living Green Olympia: Olympia Home & Garden Show

Olympia Home & Garden Show

This weekend will be the annual Home & Garden Show in Olympia, sponsored by Olympia Master Builders.  It runs Friday - Sunday at St Martin's Pavilion and always has a great collection of booths for anyone interested in the latest and greatest ideas and products for their home and/or garden. 

I am hoping to attend when I can catch Marianne Binetti's talk on gardening as she is one of my favorites.  She is quite expert on Northwest gardening and I love her philosophy that if a plant is not doing well in your garden, you should yank it out and add it to the compost pile - she often writes that plants are not your children so you can dispose of them as necessary!  Nice to feel that it really is OK to do that when something is just way more trouble than it is worth in the garden!

The actual gardening advice is wonderful, too, as I continue to try to learn more about native plants that  flourish here, especially drought resistant ones.  I  love to see color and variety in my garden, but I really hate to have to fuss over anything that needs constant feeding, fertilizing, pruning just so etc etc.  I think I have finally overcome my urge to plant flowers I remember from my childhood in Illinois, as surprise surprise may of those midwest favorites don't really do that well in the Northwest!  But I am still learning about some of the glorious plants that add color at different times of the year so you don't just have spring blooms and then downhill from there.

So - see you at the Home & Garden Show!!





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Comment balloon 0 commentsNancy Conner • September 09 2008 01:33PM