This series of 6 planter sculptures was created for Bellwether, a semi-yearly outdoor art festival in downtown Bellevue, WA. The largest planters were about 30″ tall by 30″ across, and the pieces themselves are about 24-36″ tall. We experimented with a variety of ornamental grasses. This was our first experience with taking what are normally large scale installations to a more contained urban setting – in a drought year with semi-weekly maintenance and a drip line, they lasted 3 months (until the rainy season started).
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Kiwi sedge (carex flagellifera). Pot is about 30″ tall and 30″ diameter. Tallest grasses are about 18″ tall.
Kiwi sedge (carex flagellifera) – detail
Purple and green fountain grass braid. Pot is about 20″ tall and 16″ wide, grass is about 24″ tall x 24″ wide.
Tightly woven miscanthus gracillimus. This piece grew out gorgeously and is still intact. About 24″ tall x 24″ wide, in a 24″ wide x 24″ tall pot.
Miscanthus gracilimus – detail
“Pineapple” Deschampsia Caespitosa. About 36″ tall and 16″ wide, in a 24″ wide by 30″ tall pot. Long lasting and drought tolerant.
Deschampsia Caespitosa – detail
Leatherleaf sedge (carex buchananu). Pot is about 30″ wide x 30″ tall, grass is about 24″ tall.
Woven sedges – toffee and leatherleaf. Very drought tolerant.
Toffee sedge (carex flagellifera). About 24″ wide x 6″ tall, in a 18″ wide x 24″ tall pot.