Distinguished Alumni Award
In recognition of outstanding accomplishments as a distinguished alumna of Edmonds Community College
Founders Cup Award, Northwest Flower & Garden Show
Lisa Bauer won a Gold Medal and the Founder's Cup award (best in show) for her display garden at the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show themed 'Romance Blossoms'. She was the lead designer in creating the concept, master plan and planting plan for the garden 'Over the Moon' on a design team representing APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers). The Founder's cup is the most prestigious award to be given out and the gold medal is given for hitting the benchmarks for superior overall design.
The 840sf 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.
2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show
Bauer was awarded a Gold Medal for superior garden design at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in February of 2014, representing the APLDWA (Association of Professional Landscape Designers). APLD is an international non-profit organization dedicated to establishing the highest standards for the Landscape Design profession. The garden title, 'Art-itecture for Urban Wildlife' was inspired by the show theme, 'Art In Bloom'.
As the lead Garden Creator, Bauer wanted to elevate bird, bat and insect homes to an art form. A strong curving line of vertical red poles underplanted with red-twig dogwood shrubs, create the central 'sculpture' in the garden. Strong geometric shapes, bold foliage and flower color, native and ornamental plants and a large water feature create a dramatic setting for its inhabitants. "Observing wildlife in the garden, gets people out into their yards", says Bauer. "This is my goal."