Monthly Archives: February 2008

Queen’s Tears

Billburgia nutans BROMELIACEAE, The Bromeliad family In the same family as pineapple and air plants, this striking houseplant (hardy in the garden in zone 10,) is also called Angel’s tears and Friendship plant. It is native to Brazil. It blooms … Continue reading


Rhododendron ‘Wren’

ERICACEAE, THE Heath family This planter was my favorite of the 14 I made for the show this year. It is called the ‘Strata planter’ because it is like geological layers, but also it is like cake. It is mostly … Continue reading

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Sedum ‘Blaze of Fulda’

Sedum ‘Blaze of Fulda’ CRASSULACEAE, The Stonecrop family Today is the last day of The Yard, Garden and Patio show in Portland. The whole display garden, 50′ x 50′ (the largest at the show and the biggest that the company … Continue reading

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Hens and chicks

Sempervivum ‘Commander Hay’ CRASSULACEAE, The Sedum family Inspired by a recent Sustainable Design symposium in Seattle, where I heard a speaker on green roofs and walls, I am creating a “green sign”. It is 3′ by 5′, with a cedar … Continue reading

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