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Turkish architect Emre Ozberk designs miniature landscapes that are meant to be pruned, weeded, and mowed. Call it armchair gardening. The earliest landscapes were rooted in his the perfectly sized food bowls of his cat, Papas, for whom the collection is named.
British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey use grass to make pictures—"living" photographs. Wielding the traditional tools of the artist and the gardener to harness a plant's natural photosynthesis, the artists' process is a nice synthesis of art and science. 
A large-scale installation in London features 10,000 daffodils made of clay and industrial materials. Out of Sync is the most recent project by Chilean artist Fernando Casasempere.
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Tending Toward the Untamed: Artists Respond to the Wild Garden is a collection of work that interprets the relationship between nature and the gardener as it grows at Wave Hill, a garden overlooking the Hudson River, in Bronx, New York. Our Q&A with Jennifer McGregor, Director of Arts and Senior Curator at Wave Hill.
An intrepid naturalist and botanic illustrator, Mary Vaux Walcott explored the Rocky Mountains to paint its wildflowers. 
Photographer Lori Nix builds a post-apocalyptic city, in which human inhabitants have retreated, and nature has begun to creep in. We ask the artist about the plants that are reclaiming these transformed urban spaces.
Contemporary artist Choi Jeong Hwa designs big, bright flowers, which he installs in natural and urban landscapes.
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A gorgeous gallery of botanic quilts and appliqué patterns inspired by Victorian floral patterns, American state flowers, and a Zen garden.

 

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Severin Roesen is recognized as one of America's preeminent still-life painters and several of his meticulously detailed paintings are included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new American Wing. 
Artist Mitsuru Koga emulates nature by working with leaves, rocks, and driftwood to create unusual works of art. 
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