With a Simple Change in Background, A Time Lapse Becomes Interesting

Flowers by Thomas Blanchard

Printables

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Why would someone steal the world’s rarest water lily? by Sam Knight

In January, an endangered plant was taken from Kew Gardens – only a few years after scientists saved it from extinction. Sam Knight investigates what happens when plant obsession turns criminal.

100.4 inches

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The size of this year’s “giant’s penis” blossom at the University of Basel’s botanical garden. Officially known as the titan arum or “corpse flower,” the plant is native to the rainforests of Sumatra and is the largest flower in the plant kingdom. This is the third time that this specific flower has blossomed in its 20 years of cultivation in Basel, and is the biggest yet.

Outside The Garden of Deadly Plants

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Tucked away on the grounds of north England’s Alnwick Castle, the Poison Garden is a space conceived by the Duchess of Northumberland that focuses on 100 species of killer plants. It also features one of the coolest gates we’ve ever seen.

The Forest in the Trees

All about Stephen Sillett and his study of Aerial ecosystems.

The Tree of 40 Fruits

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By grafting together branches from various stone fruit trees, Syracuse University art professor and artist Sam Van Aken has, over the course of 9 years, created a unique tree that produces over 40 different types of stone fruits including heirloom peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds.

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No Responsibility Necessary

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These paper plants by Art We Heart bring the tropics indoors, indefinitely.

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Morning Dose of Atmospherics

Trees and Woods in Twin Peaks

Inside The Stomach Of A Carnivorous Plant

So now you know the gross truth about the insides of a Tropical Nepenthes Pitcher Plant.

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The Smart Garden

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Edyn is a garden system that monitors and tracks environmental conditions in your plant beds to help provide optimal support for healthier plants.

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Flower Arrangements

 
In Joe Garvey’s intriguing new series, he collages sports stars with flower and plants: The background of a Babe Ruth baseball card has been replaced by daisies, and Michael Jordan dribbles amidst an arrangement of tiger lilies. “I’ve always loved plants and mixing them with the basketball images has been really satisfying,” Joe says. “Taking two beautiful things to make a new image is exciting for me.” Joe started collecting old photo books a few years ago, and now uses his extensive files to create these juxtapositions. “I take a few images from the cache that I find interesting and start fussing with them,” he explains, “sometimes it takes me a few minutes, sometimes a few hours, even days to be finally happy with a composition.” Joe will soon publish a zine through Done To Death publications, which features collages of vintage sports memorabilia auction catalogs with images of flowers, plants and nature. In the meantime, you can purchase his recent T-shirt collaboration with Deer Dana here, which features his Snoopy illustration on the front and a portrait of John Baldessari on the back. Baldessari is one of the artists who most inspire Joe’s work, along with Sol LeWitt, Stuart Davis, Clyfford Still, Keith Haring, Chuck Close and Ed Ruscha.
 
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Crazy Crops

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Glass Gem Corn and other designer edibles for your well curated home garden

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