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When we were asked to collaborate with Bell & Flourish for a succulent garden expo, the task was to create unique planting possibilities for succulent plants that utilized aspects of the site.  Playing off the rusted out corrugated barn and shed material, we planted succulents in small rusted boxes affixed to large sheets of rusted steel.  Though the concept of 'ornamental rust' is not a new one, our planted panels had a modern and minimalist feel that showcased the diverse color and geometry of the succulent plants playing across the beautiful patterns of oxidation.  The planters hung like paintings in a gallery- each one a capturing study of growth and decay,  breaking the large side of a barn into smaller areas of brilliant focus.

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