Magazine article Sunset

Take Sunset's Best of the West Container Challenge

Magazine article Sunset

Take Sunset's Best of the West Container Challenge

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We're on the lookout for fresh, creative ideas from our readers for mini gardens in pots. Share your best container design in one of three categories and you could win $1,000. Plus your winning design could be featured in a future issue of Sunset magazine.

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Contest categories

* One kind of plant in a single container

* Three kinds of plants in a single container

* Five kinds of plants in a single container

Designs, based on your plant list and photos you submit, will be judged on color scheme, container choice, form, creativity, and plant compatibility (plants must have similar water and light requirements). Your pot must be at least 14 inches in diameter. Specify if your design is for sun or shade.

The deadline to enter is July 21, 2007. We suggest designing and planting as soon as possible so your entry photos will show your container at its peak. For complete contest rules and entry instructions, go to www.sunset.com/challenge

Resources

Following are sources for some products in this issue. Care has been taken to verify information, but info can't be guaranteed. Items not included may have sources named elsewhere in the issue, have come from personal collections, or have been discontinued.

BACKYARD GEOMETRY Page 53: Hoop chairs ($400 each) and side tables ($420 each) from Plain Air (www.plainair.com or 213/380-3185). Federal blue and French blue 22-inch oil jars by Bauer Pottery Company ($500 each; www.bauerpottery.com or 888/213-0800).

COOL HOUSE, WARM LOOK Page 61: Brady armless sofa ($1,880-$3,190) and chair ($870-$1,360) from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (www.mitchellgold.com or 323/651-0200). Barcelona table from Knoll ($1,183; www.knoll.com or 800/343-5665). Atlas vase ($100) and bowl ($150) from Tiffany & Co. (www.tiffany.com or 800/843-3269). Remington 56-inch round mirror from Z Gallerie ($395; www.zgallerie.com or 800/908-6748). FL/Y lamp (red pendant lamp reflected in mirror) from Kartell (item 9030; $266; www.kartellus.com or 415/839-4025). Hazel 8- by 10-foot New Zealand wool rug in Chocolate from Angela Adams ($1,699; www.angelaadams.com or 800/255-9454). Page 62: Liguria chaise longue in white and gray from Modern Homes Design Showroom (www.shopmodernhomes.com or 760/320-8422). Lounger cushions (in fore-ground) in Wasabi weather-resistant polyester canvas from West Elm ($99 each; www.westelm.com or 888/922-4119). …

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