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PPA Perennial Container Designer Challenge

As you have already read, the national Perennial Plant Association Symposium is returning to Portland, OR after a 30 year hiatus! From July 18 – 24, 2010, the West Coast innovation in plant design will be on display in 100 containers featured at the Double Tree Hotel Lloyd Center.

Local Oregon and Washington professional landscape designers, retailers and growers are invited to represent the Northwest by providing one or multiple containers planted primarily with perennials. The planted containers will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the Perennial Plant Association.

Each container will have a sign crediting the designer, pot supplier and recipe of the ingredients. The only rules are to use perennials of premium quality!  This is an opportunity to showcase your name to a local and national trade audience, a great platform for passionate perennial folks to show off your talent and contribute to a great cause simultaneously.

We hope you will also be able to attend the symposium to reward your hard work, see and learn about new introductions, improve business profitability, connect with growers and hybridizers, and explore gardens on inspirational tours.

Wednesday, June 30
– Register for participation in the Perennial Container Showcase.

Tuesday, July 6
– Containers will be available at Cornell Farm for pick-up on July 6 or potting on-site July 12.

Monday, July 12
– Planter recipe MUST include the correctly spelled complete genus/species/variety name of each plant. Attend a potting party at Cornell Farm from 10:00am – 3:00pm OR the finished containers must be delivered to Cornell Farm in Portland or Fisher Farms in Sherwood.

This is where the passion of our horticultural careers shines through.
To register for this event by June 30, please contact:

Judy Alleruzzo
Al’s Garden Center
(503) 710-8938

Deby Barnhart
Cornell Farm
(503) 292-9895


Author: beedazzled

BeeDazzled Gardens creates specialized perennial beds and containers that attract beneficial insects, birds, and butterflies.

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