Underwater gardening may be the perfect solution for gardeners who don’t have the ideal space or the perfect weather for traditional gardening. Now through April 12, 2015, the new exhibit, Aquascapes: The Art of Underwater Gardening, can be viewed at Golden Gate Park's Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco.
Clean lines of the formal gardens and parks in Paris are controlled with thoughtfully arranged elements that are impressive to see in person. The hand-trimmed trees allow the surrounding structures to shine during the winter months, and allow the trees to thrive year after year.
Wanting to share and explore his love for the trees of the Botanical Garden and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, photographer Stephen Kane’s Trees Love Light exhibit captures trees in varying stages of light, leaving a feeling of enchantment and appreciation for the light they hold from within.
Brazilian artist Hugo França can see form and texture in the remnants of once living trees. His hand crafted accents and furniture evoke the essential beauty of well seasoned burl and exotic wood grain. There's no better place to experience such natural creativity than at the Fairchild Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida. Here the artist and the Garden are committed to fostering sustainability and promoting conservational awareness.
They're native to the Mediterranean, but for thousands of years Quercus suber, the cork oak has been an orchard tree in Spain and Portugal. It's easy to identify by the thick, deeply fissured, spongy bark which is the source of wine corks. The cork bark builds up over time to a layer up to a foot thick, then it's stripped away for harvest every ten years.
Artist Jessica Rath has worked with apple breeders and archivists to create ceramic and photographic works that consider the the beauty, diversity, and existential dilemma of the apple: how do apples propagate, and how do varieties survive? Her exhibit, "take me to the apple breeder," is at the Pasadena Museum of California Art through February 24.
A team of scientists & a photographer recently climbed all the largest trees in Sequoia National Forest and discovered that the forest's older trees produce more new wood than their younger neighbors—that is to say, as some trees age, their rate of growth actually increases. They took lots of measurements and some gorgeous photographs.