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Northwest Lifestyles
5:01 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Lesson Learned From 'Bucket List Of Gardens In England': Plant For The Future

Wisley Glasshouse Borders are Piet Oudolf designed borders inspired by the prairie. Oudolf designs in masses of perennials and grasses chosen for color and structure to also create habitat for birds in particular. Plants are not watered or fertilized.
Nan Sterman photo Plant Soup, Inc.

  From growing your own food to planting native or drought-resistant plants, sustainability themes abound at this year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. At least one presenter took that idea to the next level by sharing a lesson she learned while admiring some of the world's most famous gardens. 

Nan Sterman is a garden writer from San Diego who attends the show in Seattle just about every year. This year, she presented a talk titled “From Sustainability to Stewardship” based on a tour of old English gardens she led last summer in the U.K.

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Sustainability
5:01 am
Thu May 9, 2013

'Slow Flowers': Seattle author's case for sustainably-grown flowers

Debra Prinzing

Like many other holidays, Mother’s Day has become quite commercialized. Along with a Hallmark card often comes a perfect-looking bouquet of flowers that have traveled thousands of miles to get to your front door.

But for those who long for flowers with a local tie and fewer pesticides, there are other options.

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