6. Linda Breeden & Doug Bradley
This collected hemlock shows how the harsh realities of snow burden and spring melt molded mother and daughter, first separate, into a unified composition of curves that would take us a hundred years to artificially produce. The dark, bluish-green hue of the needles suggests a mountain coolness that is reflected in the color of the pot. The feminine lines of the pot, and the smooth bends of the stand harmonize with the gentle curves of the tree. The companion plant is also a mountain dweller.
Mountain Hemlock / Tsuga mertensiana
Estimated Age: 100 years old
Time in Training: 15 years
Origin: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Container: Harumatsuo (Japan)