BC: Thank you to all who stopped and smiled for my camera, and apologies to the hundreds of garden show friends who didn't get photographed! Janet
FC: 2009 Flower Show Memories Created by Janet Endsley
1: The Aboretum honors Duane and Alice at the Arbor Eden gala | The exhausted team shares a laugh waiting in a hallway
2: The mad dash as Garden Creators race against the deadline
3: Garden Creators and Exhibitors put on the finishing touches
4: Tired but happy Garden Creators
5: Gardens happen (because of our talented Garden Creators)
7: As always, simply breathtaking gardens transport you to another realm
8: Alice is on the floor... let the garden judging begin
9: It was a great year | with lots of happy Exhibitors!
10: Many Exhibitors have been with us
11: since the start of the show | Our rock stars
13: There is always a lot going on during the show
14: The Convention Center has been a great partner for 21 years
16: Noted designers come from all over the country to speak along with many local favorites | Speakers come ro all over the cuntry
17: Flower Show Serenity Prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept those things in the garden I cannot change, the money to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hire a professional. (Recited each morning in the seminar rooms)
18: Everyone works hard to put on a great show
19: The annual Garden Writers party rocks
20: Saturday we surprised Duane with a special farewell reception
21: Friends and family stopped by to wish Duane and Alice well
22: It was Bow Tie Day to honor Duane's signature sytle - and we even got cake
23: The show is over... Cyle can finally relax with the Garden Creators
25: Cyle and Garden Creator photos by Heather Milt
27: In SF we create more cutting-edge gardens
28: Alice herds judges and Duane meets the press
29: In SF we have | another great team!
30: Kay hands out Garden Creator awards | and it's time to party
31: At 6:01 pm the mad scramble | to load out begins!
32: And both shows are produced by one amazing team | Cyle Eldred NW Show Manager | Erina Kong Marketing Manager | Crystal Alaniz VP of Finance
33: Kay Estey SF Show Producer | Cassie Glessner SF Show Coordinator | Linda Knudsen Exhibits Manager | John Peloza NW Adm Assistant
34: Tiffany Harms Ace Skippy Manager | Josh Sacks Production Assistant | The elusive David Cardell Often seen but never photographed | David Cardell Production Manager | Kelly Eldred Temp Personnel Manager
35: Elke Hautala Ticket Coordinator | Janet Endsley Seminar Manager | Sarah Anderson Office Manager
36: To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson Thank you Duane and Alice for 21 successful years.