I spotted my first floral clock at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida. At the time, it seemed like the ultimate folly. Floral clocks date back to the early 1900s, when they rose in popularity in England as a form of carpet bedding. The gardening style is achieved by placing small, colorful, low-growing plants in a variety of patterns or designs, similar to the look of Victorian carpet patterns. One of the most well-known floral clocks throughout history was located in St. Louis at the 1904 World’s Fair.
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