Fruit Trees and
On a Vashon Island Garden Tour, the garden of David Pfeiffer (of David Pfeiffer Garden Design, Inc.) and Dan Klein greeted us with an allée of various fruit trees growing in large corrugated metal containers. As we walked from the shuttle van down to the house, I was taken by the beauty of the orchard. At the base of the trees, golden forest grass (Hakonechloa 'All Gold') filled the containers and softened the harshness of metal. Musk strawberries grew down at the base of these planters covering the ground with their weed smothering, chartreuse-green foliage, creating a pleasing repetition of color. The scene in this garden was simple and elegant.