Amazing! The dresses were built by Amy Whitworth (landscape designer) and Ann Murphy (OAN). The dress ornamentations were designed by Linda Beutler, Rogerson Clematis Collection.
This one, dubbed "Sunny Girl," was my favorite. They had plant lists available, should you want to recreate this look for yourself...
- Large-flowered hybrid Clematis seed heads
- Mullein (Verbascum bombyceferum ‘Artic Summer’
- Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia x catesbaei)
- Red Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’)
- Sedum confusum
- Other Sedums and Sempervivums
She's wearing a fine gown made of...
- Alaska Fern
- Canadian Hemlock
- Kenilworth Ivy
- Euonymous ‘Blondy’
- Hosta cultivars
- Maidenhair Fern
- Heavenly Bamboo
- Thuja ‘Zebrina’
- Variegated Japanese Forest Grass
The details were perfect, what a talented group of ladies!
This is Eliza – plants (Wooly Thyme and Variegated Creeping Charlie) provided by Little Prince of Oregon Nursery.
She even has a moss covered bow on the back of her dress.
I've taken pictures of the lovely succulent displays at the Proven Winners booth for 3 years running. This year instead of just sticking a single plant in the middle of their succulent covered pillars they got a little creative and planted up a small container.
The tall Kalanchoe in the back has always intrigued me and here it looks fabulous!
Yesterday I shared an overall picture of the T&L Nursery booth but this succulent chair and ottoman deserves special mention. It was very hard to get a photo of, but it looked amazing in person.
In the same booth we have another take on the plants-in-the-table dining experience. I thought their use of terra cotta saucers as plates was a fun touch.
Burl at the Rare Plant Research booth admitted right up front that he should have taken the time to replant these with fuller, happier looking plants. But as a busy small nursery owner he hadn't had the time, still I'm glad he brought them. I thought the use of terra cotta tiles to create different layers of plantings was a good idea.
I leave you with a question (and an image of Darcy Daniels (Bloomtown Gardens) channeling her inner fairy princess), succulents are enjoying a very long run as the "it" plant...I'm not complaining, I love the increased availability that this popularity allows. But what's next? When do succulents become "yesterday" and what will the new thing be? I'd love to hear your thoughts....