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Chickens aren’t a fad – they’re here to stay. At least, I think so. So I liked "The Dinner Bell Rings: Eat Your Yard" by Cascadian Edible Landscapes. It was cute (combine chickens and an old VW and how can you go wrong?) and won a bronze medal at the show.

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This display titled "Birdsong" was created by the Seattle’s Washington Park Arboretum on conjunction with Seattle Audubon. It won the gold medal and was definitely the most natural of the displays, full of wildlife-friendly and winter-flowering plantings.

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Judith Jones of Fancy Fronds Nursery in Gold Bar, WA presented my favorite display garden but she only won a crystal award. I loved the theme ("Tales of Wonder: In a Persian Garden") with plenty of ferns (dry land ferns in the "desert" areas, lush types in the "oasis" area) and lots of other unusual plants scattered around.

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Judith Jones of Fancy Fronds fern nursery in Gold Bar, WA. She and her fellow ferniac took the theme all the way!

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Ravenna Gardens Nursery had a wonderful terrarium display that won an award. I noticed that the book I co-authored – Terrarium Craft was opened on the table… naturally, we loved this display! It was titled, "The Terrarium Maker’s Studio" and won the best plant material award.

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This was my favorite display at the Seattle show, made by Cultivar, LLC, a Seattle landscape design & build firm, and collaborating with terrarium maker midnightblossom.com. The display was called "Portholes & Time: Gardens in a Minor Scale". We loved the attention to detail and the charm of the entire display, from tiny snowdrops in moss to the pretty miniature window boxes on one side, the variety of terrariums and the materials laid out inside.

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Side view with windowboxes affixed to a mossy wall.

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A suspended terrarium

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