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An 800-year old cypress tree grows in the cloister of a hilltop Franciscan convent in Italy; legend says that Saint Francis planted the tree from his own walking staff. 
For a conceptual art exhibit in Belgium, Tokyo-based florist and artist Makoto Azuma created two bonsai pieces using unusual techniques: ice and wires.
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Imprinted with weeds collected in London's inner boroughs, Studio Glithero's Blueware series of ceramics is an homage to local plants, analog technologies, and traditional styles.

 

It is believed that Hippocrates taught under the canopy of a plane tree on a Greek island. Today, a descendent of that tree is hollowed and hallowed and its cuttings and seeds have been grown throughout the world.

 

Ornamental kales and cabbages are ubiquitous winter foliage plants, with leaves that turn colors after a couple of frosts. 
Thistles on the fireplace, poppies atop the columns, lilies in the windows—these are the organic designs that defined the style of Chicago architect George Washington Maher (1864-1926).
A botanic illustrator and erstwhile music photographer, Frances Perlzman Liscio designs and photographs floral compositions that are a little Victorian, and a little rock star. 
Bulbophyllum nocturnum, the only known species of orchid to bloom at night, was recently discovered.

 

With its red and white blossoms, the York and Lancaster rose (Rosa damascena versicolor) marked the end of the War of the Roses, and symbolized the union of feuding families, each with their own rose: the House of York, with its white rose, and the House of Lancaster, with its red rose. 
Jenny Lee Fowler's paper cuttings are distinctly modern, meanwhile honoring the legacy of early American portraiture, and the natural elements that are her media.
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