crazy plant trend of the day

crazy plant trend of the day

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Last Friday, the York Minister Cathedral in England covered its entire nave in grass for a celebratory dinner.
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. 
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On display until mid-May at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, these sculptures by French artist Mathilde Roussel feature suspended human bodies covered in wheat grass. 
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Royal plant news includes olive branches from King Tut and these Chia Pet-like planters for QEII (above). Plus: Grow-it-yourself dyes, chicken-friendly yards, and how to pick the right houseplant. 
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Images of Dutch artist Fedor Van der Valk's string gardens, featuring plants in bloom from throughout the year.
Bikers race through the streets with plants on their heads (above), the 2012 International Landscape Design Award competition is now open, a Lego tree house, succulent ornaments, Patrick Blanc's vertical gardens, the Windowfarms Project, clothing that grows, the underground "Low-Line" park, and the online release of the urban planning documentary Urbanized.
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In honor of football and chrysanthemum season, we bow before a floral tradition specific to Texas: homecoming mums. 
Gartenkultur of Italy transforms books into witty and whimsical planters, using hardback and paperback volumes to create an array of unusual planters.
The New York Times reports on how China has banned all mention and selling of jasmine, for fear of revolution. (Even poetry about jasmine has been banned.) Rural jasmine growers, unaware of the controversy, are left with falling prices on their unsold plants.
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