All Things Gardening forum: Plant sculpting competition in Montreal --fabulous photos!

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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Apr 30, 2015 8:47 AM CST
This was on the Weather Channel's website -- absolutely amazing living plant sculptures!

"After a 10-year hiatus the Mosaicultures Internationales Montreal plant sculpting competition is back with the theme, “Land of Hope.”

“As soon as the plant creations became an integral part of the gardens and collections of the Botanical Garden, they revealed a whole new dimension, enabling us to better understand the ‘Land of Hope’ theme and importance of preserving our planet’s biodiversity,” the Director of the Botanical Garden Gilles Vincent said in a release."

http://www.weather.com/home-garden/news/incredible-living-sc...
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Name: Arlene
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Apr 30, 2015 8:50 AM CST
Stunning! Hard to believe the talent and patience it must take!
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Apr 30, 2015 11:06 AM CST
Looks like a fantasy kingdom from a video game.
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Reine
Apr 30, 2015 2:45 PM CST
Spectacular works of art. They are all beautiful, but l really liked the iguana. Each time l look at the photos l will probably choose a different favorite. Like l said they are all beautiful.

Thank you for sharing Sandy. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Apr 30, 2015 6:47 PM CST
Seedfork said:Looks like a fantasy kingdom from a video game.


It does, doesn't it ! That would be a great video game for gardeners Hilarious!
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Apr 30, 2015 6:55 PM CST
Love them!
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Moonhowl
Apr 30, 2015 9:20 PM CST
Thanks for sharing these...how cool. A gardener game?? How about name that plant... Whistling
Name: Sue
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sooby
May 1, 2015 7:07 AM CST
The article is a bit confusing - they seem to be pictures of the 2013 exhibition. As far as I know it isn't being held this year or next, and the location for 2017 isn't finalized yet but may be in Gatineau, Quebec (across the river from Ottawa, Ontario) rather than Montreal. I've been waiting for the next one and am planning on going either way. Hurray!
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
May 1, 2015 2:51 PM CST
LOL, Sue -- you are obviously much more observant than I am!! I'm glad I didn't decide to take off on a road trip to see it in person, that could have been quite disappointing... Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Sue
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sooby
May 1, 2015 3:03 PM CST
See you there in 2017, Sandy? I only noticed because I was already planning to go to the Montreal Botanical Gardens again (my avatar picture was taken there in winter 2014 at their greenhouse butterfly exhibit)) and had checked earlier to see when the mosaicultures was on as I've been wanting to see it for some time. I was disappointed to find out it's not on again until 2017, but if it moves to Gatineau it will be closer. Your original link is dated 2015. So I followed their link to see if I was mistaken about its not being until 2017 and noticed that article is dated 2013 Confused
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
May 1, 2015 3:12 PM CST
It IS closer!! I'm going to have to make a note on my computer calendar... I've also been wanting to take a trip to upstate NY, where my dad was born and raised, I could circle right around and back through lower Michigan or Wisconsin Thumbs up
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orchidgal
May 1, 2015 10:34 PM CST
They are stunning.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
May 2, 2015 6:51 AM CST
I'll keep watching for confirmation of where it is and post back Sandy. There'll also be celebrations in Ottawa (Canada's capital for anyone not familiar) because it's Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017, so probably other things to see as well. Ottawa is only separated from Gatineau by a river.
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ge1836
May 4, 2015 2:51 AM CST
Fantastic piece. Great concepts.
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May 4, 2015 5:46 PM CST
Way beyond terrific awsesome, gorgeous and talented! ,
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Oct 30, 2016 6:15 AM CST
Weedwhacker said:It IS closer!! I'm going to have to make a note on my computer calendar... I've also been wanting to take a trip to upstate NY, where my dad was born and raised, I could circle right around and back through lower Michigan or Wisconsin Thumbs up


Looks like it is in Gatineau in 2017 @Weedwhacker. Hurray!

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/giant-plant-sculptu...

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/mother-earth-floral...
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Oct 30, 2016 7:37 AM CST
Thanks for thinking of me, Sue! That would be a great destination for a summertime vacation Thumbs up Thumbs up
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