Today's photos are from Lisa Bauer in Seattle, Washington, who says, "I have had the recent privilege of being asked to participate in the last two shows at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center. Last year I received a Gold Medal for overall design and this year I received a Gold Medal for design and the top honor for Best In Show, The Founder's Cup! The garden was inspired by the Show's theme 'Romance Blossoms', because it took place over Valentines day weekend. The 840 sf garden featured a giant 7’ diameter full moon in a night sky, framed by white birches, a Scandinavian garden pavilion, circular water feature, round patio and a pair of Great Horned owls. The restrained plant palette showcased whites, yellows, oranges, apricot, maroon, blue foliage and dark green. There were over 75 different plant species. All elements in the garden reinforced the giant full moon.
I graduated only two years ago from Edmonds Community College with an Associates of Technical Arts Degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design. This is great way to jump start your career if you have the courage and energy to take such a risk. The amount of planning and preparation is daunting, but meeting all the great people in the horticulture business has been really fun and rewarding. My passion for art & design has been lifelong, but my career in Landscape design a relatively new. I do believe a fundamental background and training in the fine arts can pervade many different disciplines.Cheers to Fine Art and Fine Gardening!" Lisa, I remember standing in front of this garden in awe of that moon, and I wanted to step into the garden and stay awhile! Your photos are WAY better than mine. Thanks so much for sending them in!
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