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Arizona artist Kathy Klein gathers natural materials to design circular arrangements in situ. After photographing her work, she walks away. The colorful medallions are now ephemeral gifts for whoever comes along.
The Netherlands has a long history of going cuckoo for flowers (two words: tulip & mania), so its annual Bloemencorso (Dutch for "flower parade") should come as no surprise. Except that every float is beyond belief, and covered in flowers. The oldest and largest Bloemencorso began in 1936 in Zundert, where the only flower used are dahlias.
On the streets in East London, Steve Wheen may be better known as the Pothole Gardener. He creates miniature landscapes in the city's neglected corners that encourage passersby to think about their environments, all of them: the green, the grey, the built, and the natural. His work has inspired miniature gardens throughout the world, and is now compiled in a book.  
For the last forty years, landscape architects in Brussels have installed a colorful public exhibit—an enormous carpet of begonias on the cobblestone square at Grand-Palace. This year's inaguration will be on August 15th, and the begonias will be on display through the 19th. 
In the last several years, artists have reclaimed moss as a medium, creating site-specific installations to reclaim public spaces, and creating a new sort of growing, living graffiti.
Tree sculptures are mysteriously installed in a wooded public park in the United Kingdom. After weeks of anonymity, the chainsaw-wielding artist is revealed.