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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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The Design Team ~ d4collective

Chosen as a team to design and build the first annual ‘Signature Garden’ for the 2011 Northwest Flower & Garden Show, four designers strengthened their bond with a team name of “d4collective”. The design team known as d4collective is a … Continue reading

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Fourth Arabesque in “The Garden In Verse”

The Signature Garden at the 2011 Northwest Flower Show is designed by a group calling themselves “d4collective.”  Susie Thompson, Barbara Lycett, Octavia Chambliss (shown in the below photograph-taken by Daniel) and Daniel Lowery are thrilled to have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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