Archive for July, 2010

Fallen Garden- The art of floral rain

Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlinger created a magical art installation for the 50th Venice Biennial Art Exhibition a few years ago.
Could you imagine lying in the center of a gorgeous building, only to be surrounded by drapes and rows of floral inspiration?
Created with a slew of products from plastic berries, cow pads, waste paper, baobab seeds, beech, thorns and nylon blossoms to cattail, celery roots, orange peels and rubber snakes, the installation is an impressive collection of finds from all over the world.

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DIY::::Beautiful Butterfly Garden

This colorful flower garden lures beautiful butterflies to your yard to provide a season-long animated show.A. 3 Star flower (Pentas lanceolata): Zones 9–10; annual elsewhere

B. 5 Creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens): Annual

C. 5 Mealycup sage (Salvia farinacea): Zones 7–11; annual elsewhere

D. 8 Sulfur flower (Cosmos sulfureus): Annual

E. 2 Spider flower (Cleome hasslerana): Annual

F. 3 Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia): Annual

G. 11 Zinnia elegans: Annual

H. 6 Zinnia Profusion Series: Annual

I. 7 French marigold (Tagetes patula): Annual

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Flower of the month-Peony

The peony is named after Paeon, a student of Asclepius who was the Greek god of medicine and healing. Used as one of the natural emblems of China, the peony is also the state flower of Indiana.

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