UNDER CONSTRUCTION ...
Designed by Gary Ratway and Mike Lucas
Entryway to... The Late Show Gardens
Massive, crushed gasoline tanks - the ultimate discarded salvage material - emerge as components in the show's elegant entryway design. The designers transform propane tank end cuts into shapely planters filled with billowy grasses.
The grid-like arrangement creates a calculated repetition that effectively
guides visitors at the entrance to the show.
Aligned in a soothing linear pattern, spheres of clipped box give rise to exuberant grasses, flowering perennials, and languid vines.
I loved this thoughtful, sophisticated design that so inventively combines the harsh material of rusted steel with the gem-like emerald green shrubs, and thesoft hues and blousy textures of the grasses.
Moving beyond beauty, the designers' statement speaks to the planting of "masses of grasses (in the crushed tanks) which bio-remediate contaminated soils."
Their "fusion of high design and principals of sustainability,"
a complete success from my point of view!