Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Parterre, 25th Annual Festival of Flowers, on display now at Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown Portland, Oregon

Photos taken on three different days, at different times, but you can see just how popular Pioneer Courthouse Square is for us Portlanders, and probably a good many visitors, too.

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Made possible by Walker Macy, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Planning and Reinecker Nursery. Installation: June 1 – 4. Display: June 5 – 16. Flower Sale: Begins June 17 at 8am, Ends on June 20
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From the Pioneer Courthouse Square Web site:
In conjunction with the Square’s 25th Anniversary, this year’s floral design, Parterre, was created by one of the original members of the design team for Pioneer Courthouse Square, Doug Macy of Walker Macy.
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A traditional Parterre consists of a series of low hedges surrounding a bed of flowers or a knot garden. This formal and highly ornamental garden form transformed the gardens of France. It was first developed in 1660-1665 by Andre Le Notre at Vaux-Le-Vicompte near Melum, France and inspired the much more famous gardens of Versailles.
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For this year’s design, Macy and his team will deconstruct the traditional edges of a Parterre and divide it into repetitive rows of flowers with hedges. With the combination of nearly 20,000 vegetables, shrubs, herbs and colorful annuals the Square will be transformed into an amazing display for all to enjoy.
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PRICE LIST
$1.00 each or a dozen for $10.00
* Alyssum
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* Impatiens
* Lobelia
* Petunias
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* Marigolds
* Red & Blue Salvia
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* Sunflowers
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$2.00 each or a dozen for $20.00
* Millet
* Tomatoes
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* Variegated Sage

$15.00 each

* 18” Boxwoods
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$100.00 each
* White Adirondack Chairs w/ Ottoman
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2 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

I was scrolling down and admiring the flowers and then noticed the prices and then came to boxwood, at $100.00 each for 18" boxwood. I start them here from cuttings when I trim the older boxwoods and it takes me about 10-15 years to get up the 18 inches or thereabouts. Some larger but it mostly depends on the location. Full sun does better than partly sun. I never seem to think of that when I am sticking the cuttings in the ground as they do better in part shade to start out.

Talk about flowers. It makes my new blog, "Our Flower Pot" look rather pathetic. But then I am only showing one bloom from one flower each day. :)

Tell mama I said "Hi."

Lynette said...

Thanks for visiting, Mr. Lincoln. By the way, it's the White Adirondack Chairs w/ Ottoman that cost $100--the boxwoods are $15. I'll sure tell Mama you said hi!