Wow – “Mosaiculture” display in Montreal

[A friend sent this to me and I need to share. Truly phenomenal designs and use of plants. Enjoy! There is even an Earth Mother one…  ;~) ]

Once every three years, there is an international competition in horticultural sculpture, called “mosaiculture,” in a major city in the world. This year it is Montreal. This is not topiary but rather creating sculptures out of living plants.  The greatest horticulturalists in the world, from 20 different countries, submitted plans a year in advance.  Steel armatures were then created to support the works (some 40 feet high); they were then wrapped in steel mesh and filled with dirt and moss and watering hoses.  Then they ordered 3 million plants of different shades of green and brown and tan, and these were grown in greenhouses all over Quebec.  In late May, these horticulturalists came to Montreal and planted all of their plants in the forms at the Montreal Botanic Gardens, and they have been standing for three months now.  There were 50 major sculptures along a path two miles long.  They were incredible.  If you would like to visit a few and walk along the path with me, click on http://myvirtualgarden2.blogspot.com/2013/09/mosaiculture-exhibition.html

The Old Man Who Planted Trees,  Horses,  Dog,  and  Sheep The Old Man is about 20 feet high.

The Old Man Who Planted Trees, Horses, Dog, and Sheep
The Old Man is about 20 feet high.

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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