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A small agricultural town in Costa Rica's mountain highlands, Zacero is known for organic farming, fruit preserves, and, for the last 50 years, its topiary garden. 
Related Topics: Ideas | Anna Laurent | art botany | Design | sculpture | Topiary
Sunflowers can grow remarkably fast, and incredibly tall. Young gardeners, unwitting cultivators, and casual competitors have all planted extraordinary sunflowers—here's a look at some of the tallest (and the craziest, including one with 104 flower heads!).
At age 72, 18th-century British artist Mary Delany began her floral collages. In an age of decoupage and floral paintings, her intricate paper art was a nod to both, and a new style of botanic art. 
A dramatic accent to modern-day gardens, Acanthus plants were also the inspiration for Corinthian columns, the art of William Morris, and mid-century motifs. 
Built with mud, rocks, and plants, the extraordinary sculptures by sister and brother team Sue Hill and Pete Hill are living figures that suggest a fairy tale in the undergrowth. 
Jonathan Singer's botanic photographs are collected in the large-format book Botanica Magnifica. Shot on a Hasselblad in low light, the pictures recall the detail of early plant engravings, and the dramatic style of Old Master paintings.
Take a look at our slide show of Jonathan Singer's botanic photographs, collected in his book, Botanica Magnifica. The photographs feature rare plant specimens shot on a Hasselblad camera.
Related Topics: Ideas | Anna Laurent | art botany | photography | plants
On one recent Saturday, Chicago L train riders traveled in an elevated, mobile garden. 
Related Topics: Ideas | Anna Laurent | art | art botany | Chicago
Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State, for a grass that flowers blue and yet the grass in Kentucky is generally...green. Our Botanic Notable column this week takes a look at the plant that gave a whole genre of music its name.
The Bodhi Tree is a sacred fig under which Buddha found enlightenment, and the Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Sri Lanka, grown from a cutting of the Bodhi Tree, is considered the oldest tree planted by human hands and is more than 2,000 years old. These two botanically notable trees have a sacred and interesting history.
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