I've had an opportunity to propose a couple of installations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens for their “Wild Art: A journey off canvas” that will run from May 26 through October 1, 2017. Both installations will occur simultaneously, so I’m busy building parts for the first one, An Arbor Quilt, prior to the installation begin date of May 15.
I‘ve designed a dimensional copper and coir planter box using a log cabin quilt pattern as the basis for my hanging garden quilt, which will install on the arbor just outside of the visitor’s center, to the right as you walk down toward the rose garden.
The copper structure for the planter boxes will be lined with coir fiber and planted with calibrachoa (million bells), trailing sedums and euonymus, euphorbia diamond frost, lobularia snow princess, and trailing coleus. Alternating between the planter boxes will be moss squares, created by garden volunteers using all natural materials. The log cabin grid will be made with bamboo or saplings, lashed with waxed twine over a coir reinforced base. These “quilt” squares will give dimensional variety to the display, and will make this installation a garden quilting bee.