Tips for a Memorable Valentine’s Date!

This blog is for Kristi and Rob–a beautiful pair deeply in love! This year medical issues kept them away from a favorite tradition, the NW Flower and Garden Show in Seattle, WA. That’s where friends come in–to help others flourish during times when the pace is slowed. In fact, just before writing this blog I noticed a new profile picture on Kristi’s Facebook page that read,  “Friends multiply the joy and divide the burden.”

So Rob and Kristi, enjoy front row seats at your own viewing of this famous garden show. Pull out your picnic basket and fill it with your favorites–I’d recommend some French pastry to celebrate Wight’s Nursery entry, “April in Paris.” You might also include a baguette, some specialty cheese, cameo apples are wonderful, and add your favorite beverage. The #1 favorite French cheese is camembert followed by Brie de Meaux.  For an authentic local French bakery try right in the neighborhood.

Definitely find some favorite music for easy listening as you stroll through the show. We recommend soft piano or the more exotic harp. For more robust flavor, add in a little piano accordion. You might want a fanfare of bugles while gazing at the orange tulips! Definitely music! Most assuredly since the theme is “A Floral Symphony: 25 display gardens inspired by music and the sounds of nature.”

Enjoy! And Rob may you mend quickly and completely! Kristi–may you get the nurse of the year award! Since this is a blog for which I pay nothing, but time invested in recording musings, you will have to see the whole show over on Facebook. Here’s a quick peek at some of the pianos that caught our eye and ear!

...your complimentary tickets.

Easy listening piano accompaniment fills the hall...

This piano board mounted on a fence can be strummed for pure whimsy. Shop for old pianos at the ReStore Store in Seattle or Bellingham.

My favorite repurposed piano awaits your creativity.

Wishing you the best.

I would be remiss if I did not thank Gil McNeal of Perennial Lawn & Garden, Inc. in Mill Creek for our complimentary tickets. Gil and his team made music in our front yard last year and blessed us with tickets since we leant them our bistro set. You can reach Gil at

Enjoying the bistro set at the NW Garden Show...

Marlee Huber ~ Advocating for Your Flourishing Life.

About Your Flourishing Life

As a child, Marlee Huber loved to ramble through gardens sampling juicy berries and delighting in the heady fragrance of roses. As an adult, she thrills at maintaining a country garden in the foothills of the Washington Cascades. Something happened in 2012 that changed everything for Marlee. She followed the love of her life as he bicycled across the continent from their home in the NW to his brother's home in the Virginia. Ninety days later she came home and has never been the same. After photographing the backroads and hamlets across America--all on auto, she came home and took an online photography course, read dozens of books on technique and vision and stepped out into a new career. Her passion is coaching young people to discover their brilliance. She calls it Life-Themes Coaching and during one nearly half-day session, she unpacks what makes you brilliant and one of a kind. Then she matches the discoveries with a photography session where she tells the story of your life with her camera. In her personal life, she is a wife, mother, and grandmother delighting in her flourishing family!
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