Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Winning Container Combination

Lake Oswego’s Magnolia Manor, perhaps Oregon’s newest retail garden center (they call themselves a boutique nursery), has great taste! Karen Schwartz, their on-staff landscape designer, created this beautiful “first place” display for the 2011 Yard, Garden & Patio Show’s Container Contest. The natural containers complement the plant selection and grouping containers creates a lush effect. Karen was kind enough to share the “recipe” with us. I’m guessing you can find each of the plants at Magnolia Manor. [* indicates the plant is a Pacific Northwest native.]

Cornus sericea, Red Osier Dogwood*
Tsuga heterophylla, Western Hemlock*
Polystichum munitum, Western Sword Fern*
Dryopteris erythrosora - Autumn Fern
Helleborus orientalis - Lenten Rose
Erica arborea 'Estrella Gold' - Tree Heath
Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' - Japanese Sedge
Mahonia repens - Creeping Oregon Grape*
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi – Kinnikinnick*

If you happened to be at the Yard, Garden & Patio Show, Karen designed the popular Incredible Edible Garden, too!

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