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Artistic passions on display at the NW Flower and Garden Show

It’s been sunny and fair lately…but what do you do when the dark and cloudy skies of late winter get you down?
For many people in the Pacific Northwest, the answer is gardening.
Their passion is on display this week at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.
KPLU environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp went to check it out. (Click on the "Listen" button up top to hear some highlights from the preview tour.)
And here is a visual bon-bon: the sculpture and water features in this garden, called "Rock & Roll Meets Heavy Metal - The Convergence Zone," created by WALP, the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals...I could watch it for hours.
(Special thanks to the Arboretum's Bob Lilly for pointing this one out to me.  His co-production with Audubon society is another highlight.)

And here are some links to more information on the items in this post:

Bellamy Pailthorp covers the environment for KNKX with an emphasis on climate justice, human health and food sovereignty. She enjoys reporting about how we will power our future while maintaining healthy cultures and livable cities. Story tips can be sent to