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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.
The future of farming is now and it is in the dark: A portable garden vending machine, called the Chef's Farm, offers a harvest of up to 60 heads of lettuce a day, without a ray of sunlight. 
Contemporary Swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlinger hung flowers, seeds, and branches in a 17th-century church in Venice as part of the 50th Venice Biennale. They called it Falling Garden, a world in which visitors lie in repose on the mausoleum floor, while "the garden thinks for them." 
We talk with photographer Michel Tcherevkoff about his collection of imagined floral shoes, Shoe Fleur.
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.
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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Artist Mitsuru Koga emulates nature by working with leaves, rocks, and driftwood to create unusual works of art. 
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In Sweden, a garden-obsessed writer finds a land of natural inspiration.
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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