GPOD on the Highway: Pike Place Market


Cherry Ong not too long ago visited Seattle’s Pike Place Market, which is a well-known farmers market; nevertheless, she was targeted not on the contemporary produce on the market, however on the attractive plantings.

This backyard mattress with the Corten metal edging is positioned by the Market Pavilion and overlooks the water. The mattress is all the pieces you’d need in a summer time backyard—daring, spicy, and filled with coloration and vitality.

close up of large plant with dark foliage in raised bedEnormous castor beans (Ricinus communis, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) dominate the planting right here with daring, darkish leaves and showy purple growing seeds.

close up of morning glory in the raised bedA morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea, annual) has been educated to develop as a mound of foliage sprinkled with lovely purple blooms that may fade within the afternoon.

close up of purple morning glory flowersNearer take a look at the morning glory blooms

close up of bright pink flowers amongst dark foliage plantPetunias (Petunia hybrids, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) are blooming amid candy potato vines (Ipomoea batatas, Zone 10–12 or as an annual. The darkish candy potato foliage makes the petunia flowers glow.

close up of spotted bee balmNoticed bee balm (Monarda punctata, Zones 4–9). Most bee balms are grown for his or her showy flowers, however on this species, the flowers are small and virtually unnoticeable in comparison with the massive, lovely, white-and-pink bracts that encompass them.

close up of Spotted bee balm bractsAlthough not technically petals, these brachts carry out the identical perform—attracting pollinators.

close up of purple and pink flowersA cluster of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus, annual) not but in bloom nonetheless present nice magnificence due to their daring foliage.

blue flowers planted with bright green foliage plantSensible gold candy potato vine and blue sea holly (Eryngium sp.)

long garden bed with red and yellow flowersAn enormous patch of marigolds (Tagetes patula, annual) brings intense coloration to this mattress. Marigolds are among the many best and heaviest-flowering annuals you may develop.

hanging basket with purple and green foliage and red and white flowersThis unimaginable hanging basket consists of candy potato vines in two colours and a few beautiful petunias.

same hanging basket but without the red flowersOne other hanging basket, with virtually the identical crops, offers a totally completely different really feel with out the purple petunias.


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