To Bee or Not to Be - Portland Flower Show 2011

bee-exhibit-2011-portland-flower-show-landmarcs Apis mellifera, or the western honeybee, has been quietly pollinating a third of our diet for thousands of years.  The time has come to return the favor.  Monoculture, chemical pesticides, parasitic mites and colony collapse disorder have been diminishing their numbers at a devastating rate.  Our garden is a call to arms, showcasing the subtleties and extremes of a Melissa (Greek for honeybee) garden.  Enduring colorful blooms provide pollen for the members of our top-bar hive, designed for the strength and vitality of the colony.  Our exhibit aims to educate the public of the plight of this enchanted insect, without sacrificing its beauty or integrity.

Exhibit contributors:
Landmarcs – exhibit concept, design & construction
O’Donal’s – selected, forced, provided & planted plant material
DSO Creative Fabrications – metalwork
Goldstar Honeybees – top bar bee hives

Honored with Four Awards – Including People’s Choice

Once again the display designed & constructed by Landmarcs, using plant material from O’Donal’s Nursery, was recognized by the Portland Flower Show judges for creativity, craftsmanship and keen attention to detail.

  • Beatrix Farrand Design Award “for an alternative garden style or design that could be described as: a blend of native and new plant introductions, imaginative and thoughtful use of space, a richness of detail, an exhibit of overall distinction.”
  • Cary Award “for the garden that best uses plants that have earned the Cary Award, which are hardy plants ideal for the Northern landscape.”
  • Roger Luce Award “for the garden that best utilizes new or underused herbaceous plants.”
  • People's Choice Award

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