Bruce Bailey is the owner of Heavy Petal Nursery in Moses Lake, WA, or, as he likes to call it, God’s Country. With majors in art, art history, and history Bruce finds expression in the garden art he creates along with the customers he cultivates through an unconventional selection of gardening products that ensure a unique shopping experience. New varieties and surprising introductions of garden worthy plants, as well as old fashioned and unjustly forgotten favorites are all on display. His boundless energy and dynamic spirit are in evidence in all of his endeavors, whether through painting, his plant selections, garden design, home interiors or speaking at garden shows.
“Bruce Bailey does not let living in zone 5 define his gardening or his life. His adventurous style is evident in every plant he selects, and every garden he designs. When I met Bruce, my first impression was one of boundless energy, and a mind always at work. His careful observations of nature–and nature expressed in gardens–informs his plant choices, and once formed his opinions are not hidden. Bruce’s educational background in art history and design, and he is an accomplished interior designer/decorator in addition to his ability of paint pictures with plants. Even plants for sale in his nursery are presented in a painterly manner.”
Linda Beutler – Author and Curator, Rogerson Clematis Collection
Deborah Silver recently mentioned Bruce in her blog Dirt Simple http://www.deborahsilver.com/blog/?p=25116
Northwest Flower and Garden Show http://www.gardenshowblog.com/bruce-bailey/
Heritage Radio Network, We Dig Plants with Carmen Devito & Alice Marcus Krieg http://188.8.131.52/archives?tag=Heavy+Petal+Nursery
Bruce’s speaking engagements for 2012
Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle, Washington
Portland Yard, Garden, Patio Show, Portland, Oregon
Arkansas Flower and Garden Show in Little Rock, Arkansas
Boise Flower and Garden Show, Boise, Idaho
Other regional speaking engagements are also on the calendar.
A Container Named Desire– Containers, Care, and Combinations
Pump Up Volume– Outstanding Plants for Summer Containers
Painting Your Desert Garden– Using foliage to bring color into your high desert garden.
Harmonizing Your Home and Your Garden– Color, Balance and Enhancement
New for 2013
Upcycling into Your Garden– Found objects, trash to treasure, and creating follies in your garden.
County Garning as Fashion– Marie Antoinette, Marie Louise of Savoy, Yolande Martine Gabrielle de Polastron, Georgiana Cavendish and the flowers they loved.
Flowers of Downton Abbey – a look at Edwardian gardening
Follow Bruce on twitter @WherePlantsRock
Visit his nursery website www.heavypetalnursery.com
You can contact Bruce Bailey email@example.com