American artist Jonathon Keats designed a Photosynthetic Restaurant, where plants are nourished with cocktails of individual wavelengths. Acrylic filters control the sunlight that reaches the plants, offering a tasting menu designed to enhance a plant's energy and experience. Menu options include traditional, avant-garde, and spicy.
An elegant, slow-growing small tree, Picea pungens ‘Hillside’ is a dwarf form, reaching 3 to 6 feet tall in 10 years, creating a flattened pyramid. Stiff bottlebrushes of needles are blue-gray-green. Zones 3 to 7.
Every now and then, we'll be linking to things that we covet. Today's pick is Polka Polka cushion, designed by Abigail Borg, a young Brit, whose retro floral prints manage to have a modern edge with sharp color palettes and delicate botanical detail.
Katherine Anderson, our flower columnist, visited Morocco for her 40th birthday and shares with us her beautiful photographs of the colors and landscape that she saw on her trip, as well as three flower arrangements that she created using Morocco as inspiration.
Paula Hayes, the terrarium artist, currently has an exhibit of two of her large-scale works at Lever House, in New York, running until February. She will also has a monograph of her work published in April 2012.