LongHouse Reserve Planters: On & Off the Ground Competition Winners
See the winners of the annual Planters:ON&OFF the Ground competition, held annually the LongHouse Reserve, in East Hampton, New York.
For the past four years, LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, New York—a Garden Conservancy affiliate and center for "living with art in all forms"—has held Planters: ON&OFF the Ground, a congenial competition designed to stir the imagination of the horticulture community. This year, Frances Palmer, a GARDEN DESIGN advisory board member, attended to photograph.
Our favorite? "Plant Trap," created by Harvey Bernstein, a sculptor, designer, and professor at Pratt Institute. It's an "abstract animal form that appears to be moving very, very slowly with the thought of catching the plant." It's made from found materials: chicken wire, highway wire line marker paint, and lawn trimmer line, and is currently stalking a sweet potato vine.
Here we have photos of the other entries and winners—click through and see them all!
2nd Place Winner
Good Luck in the Water
East Hampton, New York
3rd Place Winner
New York City/East Hampton, New York
An entry by Nico Yektai, Sag Harbor, New York.
Container by Marders, Bridgehampton, New York
Container by Gro2 GroWalls Plant Connection in Riverhead, New York.
"Oak Ark" by Roy Nicholson of Sag Harbor, New York.
Container by Peggy Amster of Peggy Amster Landscape Design in Water Mill, New York.
Containers by April Gonzales Garden Design in Southampton, New York.
Containers by The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons in Bridgehampton, New York.
Dominique Browning, the judge, stands in front of a planter by Frederico Azevedo of Unlimited Earth Care in Bridgehampton, New York.
Containers by Anna R. Demauro of Memphis, Tennessee.
A close-up of succulents planted in a pot by Catherine Warren of Broadview Gardens/Pot Hamptons in Sagaponack, New York.
"Flowering Chandelier" by Charlie Whitmore Gardens in Amagansett, New York.
"Summer School" by Tom Janczur of Soil Inc. in East Hampton, New York.