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About d4collective

The team of four fantastic garden designers in Seattle, WA includes Octavia Chambliss, Susie Thompson, Barbara Lycett and Daniel Lowery

The Builders: Part 1

Todd Benevedes, owner of Elliott Bay Landscape Design Inc., worked his magic again this year.  He has assisted in building show gardens for members of d4collective for the last three years.  He and his crews performed the difficult tasks of … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver

A portion of Mary Oliver’s poem entitled ‘Mindful’ was showcased by these panels which were silk screened by the Tacoma company ‘Slide Sideways.’ Slide Sideways is the creative studio of husband and wife duo Scott & Jacqui Scoggin.  They collaborated … Continue reading

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Hung from On High

The signature garden of the 2011 Northwest Flower & Garden Show took full advantage of the ceiling….for hanging.  Yes, half of the garden seemed as if d4collective  hung it from the sky! ‘The Garden in Verse’ was celebrated by a … Continue reading

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The Afterglow

The 2011 Northwest Flower & Garden Show is just barely a week into history yet it’s positive energy is still evident.  Gratitude surrounds nearly every thought and memory of the experience.  “Thank You Notes” will be the focus of this … Continue reading

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Experience Us “Live”

A few days have passed since a blog post….a few ‘behind-the-scenes’ photos follow: Come experience the garden at The Northwest Flower & Garden Show open through Sunday February 27………..there’s really nothing like the real thing.

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Making a list and checking it twice…

d4collective will manage 43 volunteers over 3 1/2 days to construct their creation, “The Garden in Verse”.  This is the first ‘Signature Garden’ in the history of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show.  New this year, the show owners are … Continue reading

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We Have to Laugh

After months of serious business getting ready for the 2011 Northwest Flower & Garden Show….we have been hearing some really healthy belly laughs. Dress rehearsal from the artistic efforts of ‘Caprifolium’ and McGilvra Elementary School took off all edges and … Continue reading

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Flock Arrival

A pesticide-free environment in your garden enables bird communities to thrive.  Happy and healthy birds return each year to gardens that support and nurture them.  Spring is the time to re-commit to healthy and safe practices in garden building and … Continue reading

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Miles and miles and ……….

“I Can See for Miles” is a song written by Pete Townshend of The Who, recorded for the band’s 1967 album, The Who Sell Out.  The song is stuck in the heads of d4collective’s designers after handling miles and miles … Continue reading

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Lake Washington Technical College

Each year, a highlight for students and alumni of the Environmental Horticulture Program at Lake Washington Technical College [LWTC], is helping build the gardens for the Northwest Flower & Garden Show.  The program allows students to nurture and care for … Continue reading

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