Ken and Paulette Fortune's container won Fine Gardening’s #ContainerCraze Challenge sponsored by Festival Series. Scroll through to see more of their garden.
"We live in Bothell, WA, in the Pacific Northwest and have named our backyard Dragonfly Hollow. We began re-landscaping about 10 years ago, and every year we add one new vista to the yard. We love small ponds and fountains―our latest is made from the front end of a 1949 Dodge pickup truck and all the plantings are succulents―we call it Carsland as a nod to our love of Disneyland. We have 13 ponds and fountains around the yard. Our special passion is Japanese Maples; we enjoy about 30 different varieties. In the last few years, we have become very enthusiastic about container gardens and have added many throughout the garden. Our last area will be our summer project―a total shade garden that we have named Oma's Secret Garden. We love to share this peaceful space with friends and family; it is our backyard sanctuary."
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