07 Feb Open! Open! Open!
I am in Seattle, all tucked into my hotel room.Â I have located my early bird tickets and laid out my clothes and camera for tomorrow.Â A few minutes ago we saw all the big wigs leaving the Preview Gala at the show.Â I was almost jealous.Â Ah, but tomorrow, I will trot over to the show, show them my ticket, get on the escalator and head up to the third floor, get my press packet (yup, that’s me, a member of the press), and will be all giddy smelling the soil and the hyacinths.Â Then, I will act like I am interested as I scurry past the floral arrangments to turn the corner into………………..drumroll………………the Exhibition Hall.Â
Â The reports from the gals who attended the press preview said that there are several big hits this year:Â the pink and brown garden was their choice for best use of color.Â There is a very cool garden that is mid-Century modern and a lovely country garden by Christianson’s Nursery. Oh, and the collaboration between Adam of Classic Gardens and the famous writer/artist, Nick Bantock.Â Can’t wait to see that.Â
Nothing to do now but wait.Â Wait until 9am.Â I have 12 hours.Â Better double check the camera batteries.Â Check the memory cards.Â Do I have enough?Â Notepad and pens?Â Cell phone.Â Full battery.Â Water.Â Check.Â Checklist.Â