February 22, 1999
Molbak's "A Woodland Sanctuary" featured hydrangea trees and a stone terrace dotted with flowers. Even the cottage roof sprouted English daisies and cyclamen.
Photo by Alice Swartz.
Molbak's was the big winner at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show last week, winning the Founder's Cup as the most overall meritorious exhibit. Their garden, "A Woodland Sanctuary," designed by Bob Chittock, was made up of a quaint sod-roofed house nestled among the birches where Snow White finds refuge and meets the seven dwarfs.
In addition, the exhibit won the silver Chelsea Award as the exhibit that best illustrated a British influence. Molbak's also won the Greenhouse Award as the most accomplished display of forced plants and the Palette Award as the exhibit best demonstrating skillful use of color.
LBL Landscape Group's "A Tranquil Garden Room" was designed by Linda Fraser. It used water and plantings to create a sanctuary at home, a place to work and relax and bond with nature. The garden received the bronze medal in the Urban Horticulture competition for demonstrating responsible design and horticultural practices in an urban environment.