With an artistic pedigree — and perhaps a bit of an obsession — landscape designer Lisa Bauer creates a layered yard of expertly framed delights
Standing outside the boxwood hedge entrance of landscape designer Lisa Bauer’s home in View Ridge (she owns Chartreuse Landscape Design), anyone would recognize that the yard is a well-loved garden. Every inch looks cultivated. Touched. But it doesn’t overwhelm your eyes with “design.” It doesn’t scream, “I’m a professional.” This subtleness carries on across the property as you move through the landscape.
A team that included Edmonds Community College horticulture alumna Lisa Bauerwas awarded the Founders Cup (best in show) and a gold medal for its display garden at the 2015 Northwest Flower and Garden Show.
The display garden, “Over the Moon,” boasted large conifers and white birches framing a classic Scandinavian garden pavilion…
Edmonds CC Horticulture alumna wins Founders Cup at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show
Edmonds Community College Horticulture alumna, Lisa Bauer was one of three designers to win the Founders Cup (best in show) and a gold medal for their display garden at the Northwest Flower and Garden (NWFG) show this year.
The display garden titled “Over the Moon”, boasted large conifers and white birches framing a classic Scandinavian garden pavilion. The plant palette was white with accents of yellow, apricot, orange, and maroon with blue and dark green foliage. Plants and built structures were shaped like the moon.
Put foliage first. Create a framework of luscious leaves to set off your favorite flowers. For example, set off a swathe of black-eyed Susan with a backdrop of purple smoke bush and the smoky, feathery foliage of bronze fennel for a memorable…