Imitation is Not Theft

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"Paradox though it may seem--and paradoxes
are always dangerous things--it is none the less true that Life
imitates art far more than Art imitates life."

-Oscar WIlde, The Decay of Lying

(via Botanic Superlatives: The World’s Largest Vertical Garden | Garden Design)

Vertical gardens have grown a lot since 1988, when French botanist Patrick Blanc first experimented growing plants without dirt—on a wall. Their popularity seems limited only by its design, which has been demystified as a fairly straightforward system of a water source, a frame, and a couple layers of felt or wool. Restaurants in Mexico and studios in Manhattan now grow walls of philodendrons, ivies, ferns, bromeliads, begonias, and hoyas. And they’ve been growing bigger. A living wall in Milan was recently granted the superlative title of world’s largest. Designed by architect Francesco Bollani, the vertical garden carpets 13,600 square feet of an Italian mall’s facade.

(via Botanic Superlatives: The World’s Largest Vertical Garden | Garden Design)

Vertical gardens have grown a lot since 1988, when French botanist Patrick Blanc first experimented growing plants without dirt—on a wall. Their popularity seems limited only by its design, which has been demystified as a fairly straightforward system of a water source, a frame, and a couple layers of felt or wool. Restaurants in Mexico and studios in Manhattan now grow walls of philodendrons, ivies, ferns, bromeliads, begonias, and hoyas. And they’ve been growing bigger. A living wall in Milan was recently granted the superlative title of world’s largest. Designed by architect Francesco Bollani, the vertical garden carpets 13,600 square feet of an Italian mall’s facade.

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