Thanks for a Great Event!

Last night's Autumn Project Preview Event was a huge success, and we owe it all to YOU! Over 300 of Seattle's savviest gardeners descended on Swansons Nursery to enjoy first access to the exciting new plants brought in especially for Autumn Project Month and featured in our fabulous botanical lookbook.

Members of our e-Garden club received special invitations to the to kick-off event, and everyone who attended was entered into a fabulous drawing for the Autumn Garden Makeover ($1000 worth of Swansons plants and products for their autumn project, plus design and planting help from Swansons). We made a lot of new friends and watched in awe as cartload after cartload of plants rolled out the door.

Guests also sampled Hilliard's beer and local food trucks El Animal, Danielle's Crêpes, and Hot Dog King, and chatted with local landscape designers Martha Obenauer, Rob Bowker, Ingela Wanerstrand, and Scott Kerwin. We even had a VIP guest!

We'd like to give special thanks to Curator PR for helping to create an amazing event and to Adam Merkl at Hilliard's Beer for providing outstanding drinks to liven up the event. You can read a little bit about the beers you tasted last night (and let us know your favorite) on What Were Those Fantastic Beers?

We'd love to hear about your autumn projects! Take our poll below and leave a comment for us.

If you're stuck on where to start, just stop by the store for great gardening advice, or tell us about your project on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (unlocked) with the hashtag #heyswansons, and we'll build you a personalized Pinterest inspiration board to get those creative juices flowing.

Note: All photography by Colin Bishop.