The Making of the Hursthouse Jazz Garden - T Minus 6 Hours
Here’s a photo journal of the six hours leading up to the opening of Jazz Fest Glen Ellyn 2011.
Gro Horticultural supplied an 8" Caliper Autumn Blaze Maple. It was the centerpiece of the Hursthouse Jazz Garden. A large wooden crate was built to hold the tree. "Live Outside the Box" was stenciled on the crates. Jeff True, VP of Operations at Hursthouse said the phrase means, "We employ and encourage thoughtful, creative designs that's 'outside the box'. We invite our clients to live their lives and create memories in our landscape environments - not just indoors".
Trucks, skidsteers, and forklifts moved rock, plants and mulch into place.
Three smaller wooden crates were assembled. each crate was planted with a Red Emporer Japanese Maple.
Crew members move 15 tons of Pennsylvania Fieldstone outcropping into place.
Over 350 plants from Midwest Groundcovers were staged including 'Tiger Eyes' Sumac, 'Wine & Roses' Weigela, Let's Dance 'Starlight' Hydrangea, Let's Dance 'Moonlight' Hydrangea, 'Emerald Gaiety' Hydrangea, 'Endless Summer Hydrangea, 'Quickfire' Hydrangea, 'Ghost' Weigela, 'Daub's Frosted' Juniper, 'Petite Delight' Mondarda, 'Spirals' Juncus, 'August Moon' Hosta, 'Blackout' Coral Bells, and 'Knockout' Roses.
The Garden was finished before Noon and the crew assembled to take a "parting shot" after a job well done!