Sunday, February 16, 2014

Steel Life's Small Space Showcase Garden at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show

It all began here at home.  A vision of a Modern Garden at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.  It was my first time creating one of the Small Space Showcase Gardens and I couldn't wait to get my hands dirty (and my husband's, of course).

We started out searching for materials.  It was a bit challenging because I was driving my car up to the show and could only pack a small amount of materials, including our Steel Life planters.  

We decided to reuse granite slabs that we had from a previous landscape installation project.  I also located a glass shower door at our local up cycling center, Pakit Liquidators.

We could absolutely not have done this without a little help from our friends.  These companies were not only kind enough to offer their products to me for the show, but also ship everything up to where I was staying in Seattle.  We just can't say enough about these companies!

After cleaning off the recycled glass door, I began taping off hexagon shapes in a pattern.  We then used Rustoleum's Frosted Glass Spray over the top on the glass.  

I loved the Wallter Hex Wall Decor from  It was the ideal shape, easy to use and I could paint them any color I wanted.  

The Hex Wall Decor has a sticky back which was easy to mount onto the frosted glass.

This was the space when I arrived at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.  A little daunting at first, but once I got everything delivered to the site, it was just a matter of placement.

 If you ever wonder how plants are packaged and shipped, here are a few pictures of how the Big Bad Flower plants arrived for me.  I was nervous about the blooms freezing in the cold Seattle weather, but they arrived beautifully!

The plants below could be left outside.  They were delivered from Little Prince of Oregon Nursery in Aurora, Oregon.  I just loved their vertical picture frame gardens.  Unfortunately, I was unable to use them in my display.

 The display garden turned out beautifully and I was very pleased with the results.

I also was able to show off our newest planter collaboration with Loll Designs.  It is the Urban Garden planter and will be available for purchase in late March 2014.  

You know it's a great chair when it has a built in glass holder!

The Northwest Flower and Garden Show was really quite an event.  I had the opportunity to meet some amazing people and be introduced to new products and garden elements.  I will post more on this event soon...stay tuned!


  1. Beautiful design, color combinations and materials!
    Shirley Bovshow

    1. Thank you, Shirley! That means a lot to me! :)