Monthly Archives: January 2011

Miles and miles and ……….

“I Can See for Miles” is a song written by Pete Townshend of The Who, recorded for the band’s 1967 album, The Who Sell Out.  The song is stuck in the heads of d4collective’s designers after handling miles and miles … Continue reading

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Lake Washington Technical College

Each year, a highlight for students and alumni of the Environmental Horticulture Program at Lake Washington Technical College [LWTC], is helping build the gardens for the Northwest Flower & Garden Show.  The program allows students to nurture and care for … Continue reading

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The Design Team ~ d4collective

Chosen as a team to design and build the first annual ‘Signature Garden’ for the 2011 Northwest Flower & Garden Show, four designers strengthened their bond with a team name of “d4collective”. The design team known as d4collective is a … Continue reading

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Fourth Arabesque in “The Garden In Verse”

The Signature Garden at the 2011 Northwest Flower Show is designed by a group calling themselves “d4collective.”  Susie Thompson, Barbara Lycett, Octavia Chambliss (shown in the below photograph-taken by Daniel) and Daniel Lowery are thrilled to have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Three Thousand and Counting

Over 3000 individual plants will flourish in the 1600 s.f. Signature Garden, designed by d4collective, at the 2011 Northwest Flower & Garden Show.  Counting seventy species, calm masses of plants [one gallon size and larger] will soothe the eye of … Continue reading

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The Many Colors of White

All-white flower gardens are filled with subtle color variations showing up in golden anthers, magenta stigma, chartreuse sepal, or throaty pink corolla lobes. …It is claimed that the most visited garden in England is The White Garden at Sissinghurst Castle.  … Continue reading

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Canyon Blue

We witnessed a milestone this week with the first sight of our wall material and the first test of it’s curve-ability.  On hand for construction supporting d4collective are Todd Benevedes of Elliot Bay Landscape Construction and Daniel Davis of Inspired … Continue reading

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Building Blocks

The edge… the kickboard…the containment….the trim… the wall….the strength… How will we contain the edges of our show garden?  Actually we will use a variety of materials including wood and stone products and even some terra cotta containers.  The sleek … Continue reading

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