Inland Northwest, High Desert

January, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Northwest Flower and Garden Show
Here's a show worth traveling for: the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, February 4-8, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. This year's theme is "Discovery Blooms," focusing on the spirit of Lewis and Clark. There will be 27 full-sized (as in as big as your own backyard size) show gardens put together by world famous designers, over 100 complimentary seminars sponsored by Sunset -- all spread out over 6 acres indoors. It's the 3rd largest show in North America and well worth the trip. Early bird tickets available till Jan 31; call (800) 229-6311, or visit: http://www.gardenshow.com. $19 regular ticket; $16 early bird ticket; $13 half day ticket after 3 p.m. available at door only; $7 child, ages 4-11; free under 4; $65 all-show pass; $15 for groups of 20 or more, call (206) 789-5333 for details. Some nearby hotels have special deals that include show tickets.

Books

Perennials
Not sure which perennials will do well in your spot? Refer to the Random House Book of Perennials, Volumes I and II, by Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix, (Random House, 1991; $27.50 each). Volume I has every early perennial you can think of and more, and Volume II covers later blooming perennials. You'll find outstanding color photos and descriptions.

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