Garden Vision LLC in collaboration with Glenwood Gardens, announces a garden-oriented educational briefing to be held on June 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm at Glenwood Gardens. “Sustainable Landscapes to Save the World” is the topic of this one hour presentation by Kate Easton, founder of Garden Vision LLC. Based on a recent research paper authored by Kate Easton and 20 years of experience as a professional horticulturist and landscape designer, the special presentation is filled with timely content and thought-provoking, actionable ideas. The presentation will explain how anyone can easily apply sustainability principles in their landscapes in three areas: design, implementation and hygiene.
See the full details in the Sustainable Landscapes Brief Press Release
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Many visitors to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show were impressed with our garden display. Read what others have to say via the links below.
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Kate Easton, landscape designer in Port Orchard, won a Gold Medal at the 2011 Northwest Flower & Garden Show for the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association entry, for which she was a co-designers along with Megan Pulkinnen of Bremerotn, Lloyd Glasscock of Everett and Kirsten Lints of Duvall. Gold Medals are awarded for excellence in design, plant selection, construction and showmanship criteria as well as consistency with the garden design objectives. The 2011 judges are: Lucy Hardiman, garden designer, writer and author; Panayoti Kelaidis, senior curator and director of outreach at the Denver Botanic Garden and a plant explorer; and C. Colston Burrell, acclaimed lecturer, garden designer, award winning author and photographer.
The winning garden, “Cook’s Endeavor Returns with Treasure” was inspired by the novel ‘Stowaway’ by ‘Karen Hesse, and illustrates Captain Cook’s first voyage with Sir Joseph Banks, renown botanist who explored many Asian and South Pacific areas. Imagine how fantastic and exotic Australia would have appeared to intrepid young ”Stowaway”, Nicholas, when he landed with the company of scientists and artists from the HMS Endeavour. While inspired by historic voyages, the garden includes lush and diverse plant material from many different continents, climate zones and topographies. Explore the treasure trove of possibilities available in the northwest. Be inspired to create botanically distinctive arrangements of color and texture in your own garden with plants from around the globe.
The Northwest Flower & Garden Show is a tradition for many gardeners in Washington, so I personally invite you to visit the show February 23 – 27 at the Seattle Convention Center.
While you are there, stop by the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association display, ‘Cook’s Endeavor Returns with Treasure,’ which I designed with my WSNLA colleagues Megan Pulkkinen, Kirsten Lints, and Lloyd Glasscock. Visitors to the display can pick up a special Garden Vision Garden Show discount card which entitles you to special pricing on landscape design services.
The WSNLA display illustrates the show theme, “Once Upon a Time… Spectacular Gardens with Stories to Tell,” by exploring horticultural history inspired by the novel ‘Stowaway’ by ‘Karen Hesse.
Imagine how fantastic and exotic Australia would have appeared to intrepid young ”Stowaway”, Nicholas, when he landed with the company of scientists and artists from the HMS Endeavour. While illustrating a scene from ‘Stowaway’, our garden highlights botanical discoveries that were typical of Captain Cook’s voyages as well as others of that era. View a scene where Joseph Banks and company landed on a plant hunting expedition and see the wonders of this new land. A bubbling spring in a shady grotto provides the landing party with a vital commodity for sea voyages – water. Recent horticultural finds are drying in the sun while waiting to be documented in journals, and then packed for the journey home. Supplies are stored under a shelter made from local materials. Bold leaves and colors capture attention on the sunny side. Look closely to discover fauna ‘living’ near the spring, the beach or rocky outcrop.
While inspired by historic voyages, the garden includes lush and diverse plant material from many different continents, climate zones and topographies. Learn about plant material from many different continents, climate zones and topographies. The garden also demonstrates the design principles of correct placement for microclimates.
Explore the treasure trove of possibilities available in the northwest. Be inspired to create botanically distinctive arrangements of color and texture in your own garden with plants from around the globe.
As an added bonus for my blog readers, the complete plant list for the display garden will be available here just before the show opens.
Preview the Northwest Flower and Garden Show with pictures of the WSNLA display!
These pictures were taken Monday, February 21 before the garden was finished. However, you can see the horticulture wonders in store for show visitors.
Visitors to the WSNLA garden (”Cook’s Endeaver Returns with Treasure”) will receive discount coupons to member nurseries through the Locator Guide. Design Team members will also be on hand during show hours.
The Garden Show web site has a 7 minute video of 12 days of garden setup. View the video.
Tickets for the show can be ordered online at 2011 Northwest Flower & Garden Show.
2011 Northwest Flower and Garden Show—WSNLA design team
– B&B recognition, December 2010
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Kate Easton and three other local landscape designers appointed to Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association 2011 NW Flower & Garden Show design team – WSNLA Press Release.
NW Flower & Garden Show dates are February 23 through February 27. Come see ‘Cook’s Endeavor Returns with Treasure.’
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Appointed to Albers Vista Gardens Foundation Board, July 2007
Elected as secretary to Albers Vista Gardens Foundation Board, November 2007