Craig Burrows Photographs Plants and Flowers Using an Ultraviolet-Induced Visible Fluorescence Photography Process

Craig Burrows Photographs Plants and Flowers Using an Ultraviolet-Induced Visible Fluorescence Photography Process

Craig Burrows photographs plants and flowers using a type of photography called UVIVF or ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence. In order to capture the unseen glowing he has to shoot the plants in the darkest environment possible, using a 365nm LED light which is passed through a filter to transmit only UV and infrared light. The ethereal results are always surprising because each plant reacts uniquely and some plants just aren’t as UV photogenic as others. Continue reading »

‘Vertical Forest’ in Chinese Residential Complex Becomes Mosquito-Infested Jungle

'Vertical Forest' in Chinese Residential Complex Becomes Mosquito-Infested Jungle

The Qiyi City Forest Garden residential complex in Chengdu, China, was supposed to be a green paradise for its residents, but two years on, the vertical forest concept has turned into a nightmare. Continue reading »

Cartoonist Illustrated Six Types Of Plant Parents. Which One Are You?

Cartoonist Illustrated Six Types Of Plant Parents. Which One Are You?

We all know that millennials love plants. Feeling depressed? Get a plant! Home looks dull? How about adding a plant? No money for raising a family? No worries, get a plant! Continue reading »

Australian Artist Illustrates Her Obsession With Plants

Australian Artist Illustrates Her Obsession With Plants

Samantha is an Australian illustrator obsessed with plants. The Melbourne-based graphic designer incorporates greenery into her compositions and reveals that she lives in an urban jungle surrounded by indoor plants, and she is loving it! Being the creator of a project titled Good Weather Club she explains that she likes making her illustrations colorful and vibrant. Continue reading »

“Back To The Nature”: Artist Combines Everyday Objects With Plants To Create Intriguing Sculptures And Installations

"Back To The Nature": Artist Combines Everyday Objects With Plants To Create Intriguing Sculptures And Installations

Christophe Guinet, known as Monsieur Plant, is a French artist who creates intriguing and unique sculptures and installations of plants and other organic materials. He masterfully brings them together with everyday objects, making unique works of art. Guinet was born in Paris, but spent his adolescence between the city and the countryside, where he developed a strong interest in the world of plants, which became his passion and work. Continue reading »

Barcelona Opera House Plays First Post-Coronavirus Concert To Audience Of More Than 2000 Plants

Barcelona Opera House Plays First Post-Coronavirus Concert To Audience Of More Than 2000 Plants

Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house reopened on Monday with a performance – its first since the easing of the coronavirus lockdown measures – to a unique audience of plants. Continue reading »

Wonderful Cactuses And Desert Plants Photography By Wachirapol Deeprom

Wonderful Cactuses And Desert Plants Photography By Wachirapol Deeprom

Spectacular photos of desert plants by Wachirapol Deeprom, a gifted self-taught photographer, and cactus lover currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. Wachirapol focuses mainly on desert plants, flowers, and cactuses. Continue reading »

Nature In The Spotlight – Photographer Snaps Insects And Plants Under UV lights

Nature In The Spotlight – Photographer Snaps Insects And Plants Under UV lights
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This is nature under a completely different spotlight. Taken in a pitch black studio with ultraviolet lights, the vivid images show beautiful flowers and pollen-covered insects in a strange fluorescent light. Continue reading »

These Botanical Temporary Tattoos Smell Just Like The Plants That Inspired Them

These Botanical Temporary Tattoos Smell Just Like The Plants That Inspired Them

The Brooklyn-based company that specializes in designy temporary tattoos has teamed up with Jeannerot for the visuals and Agilex Fragrances for the aromas to create the Bouquet Garni Set, a collection of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme scented tattoos that look and smell just like the plants that inspired them. Continue reading »

World’s Largest Vertical Garden Blooms With 85,000 Plants In The Heart Of Bogota

World’s Largest Vertical Garden Blooms With 85,000 Plants In The Heart Of Bogota

Behold: the largest vertical garden in the world. Located in Bogota, Colombia, the Santalaia building is completely covered with a lush layer of 85,000 plants that span 3,100 square meters (33,368 square feet). A vertical garden of this size can produce enough oxygen for more than 3,100 people every year, process 1,708 pounds of heavy metals, filter more than 2,000 tons of harmful gases and catch more than 881 pounds of dust. Continue reading »

Giant Plants Of The Lost World

Giant Plants Of The Lost World
A horse-drawn cart passing through a section cut out of the base of a giant sequoia tree in the Mariposa groves of Yosemite Park, California. (Photo by Carleton E Watkins/Getty Images). 1870 Continue reading »

Artist Makes Evergreen Plants That Glow In The Dark

Artist Makes Evergreen Plants That Glow In The Dark

According to artist Marina DeFrates: “I made these evergreen glowing plants. The Botany world has always amazed me as an Industrial designer, each plant has its own unique aesthetics, these aesthetics serve a specific need or function. In making the Lamp Plant I decided to focus on the various types of leafs and their ‘veins’, the veins are cells that bring water and minerals from the roots into the leaf. Powered by LED The Acrylic leafs conduct the light through the engraved veins all the way from the base to the top of the plant, making a soft green light. Each Lamp plant is unique, every leaf is bent individually to create an organic form that is one of a kind, just like nature does.” Continue reading »

Old Apple Products Turned Iinto Plants

Old Apple Products Turned Iinto Plants

Christophe Guinet, aka Monsieur Plant, transforms old Apple products into vegetal compositions. His work denounces technological waste and pollution by mixing fun and art. Continue reading »

NASA Has Compiled A List Of The Best Air-Cleaning Plants For Your Home

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Houseplants are awesome indoor air cleaners, but some of them are more effective than others at filtering out pollutants and toxic chemicals in the air. This infographic highlights the best air-filtering plants, according to a NASA study. NASA researchers set out to find the best ways to clean the air in space stations. Their Clean Air study found the plants below are effective at removing benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia from the air—chemicals that have been linked to health effects like headaches and eye irritation. Continue reading »

This Public Pavilion Covered In Plants Was Designed To Invite People To Sit Inside

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Urban living specialists, Space10, and architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm have collaborated to create “The Growroom” – a pavilion filled with naturally growing herbs, vegetables, and plants, designed to thrive in urban settings. Divided into sections around an open center and bench, the spherical multi-sensory pavilion encourages people to step inside and experience the uniqueness of food producing architecture in an engaging way, and interact with their food in ways they likely haven’t been able to before. Continue reading »

Meet A Woman Who Keeps 500 Plants In Her Brooklyn Apartment

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As far as multi-hyphenate models go, Summer Rayne Oakes may be the most impressive we’ve come across. More than being a cover beauty, Summer is also a writer, businesswoman, activist, chef (she’s working on her first cookbook, also the second book she’ll publish), and an ecologist by training (she graduated from Cornell with degrees in Environmental Science and Entomology). Continue reading »

An Alien Planet Of Candy-Like Rocks And Plants By David Brodeur

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‘Celestial Series’ is a project by Chicago-based digital artist David Brodeur. In this series Brodeur created an alien world with glowing crystals, berry-like plants, and candy shaped orbs that sprout from the ground. Continue reading »

These Lamps Were Designed To Grow Plants In Windowless Spaces

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You love plants, plants love light, you love light, you’ll both love the Mygdal plantlight! Continue reading »

Jellyfish Plants Transform Your Room Into A Underwater Wonderland

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Everyone loves adding a little greenery to their living space. They really freshen things up. But house plants aren’t always the easiest to keep alive. And these awesome airplant holders by JellyFishKisses on Etsy will get you moving in the right direction. She’s come up with everything from airplant jellyfish to pineapples and even unicorns with rainbow horns! You’ll have a hanging garden fit for a magical mermaid in no time! Continue reading »

Devoted Husband Plants & Harvests 4.5 Miles Of Sunflowers To Fulfill Wife’s Dying Wish

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When Don Jacquish lost his wife Babette to cancer, he was determined to fulfil her dying wish of selling sunflower seeds to raise money for others battling the disease. Continue reading »

Chinese Farmers Create Stunning Map of China from the Rice Plants

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An aerial view shows rice plants in the shape of the map of China in a paddy field in Zhonghong village, on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, October 13, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily) Continue reading »

An Artist Creates Incredible Growing Plants From PET Bottles

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If you can’t handle growing plants effectively and all the flowers in your home die, then these decorations from PET bottles, made by Czech artist Veronika Rivhterová, could be the perfect element of your apartment. Continue reading »

This Amazing Village in India Plants 111 Trees Every Time a Little Girl is Born

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Every culture has its own traditions surrounding the birth of a child. While we celebrate newborn girls by sending pink dresses and dolls, in the village of Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, they celebrate by planting 111 trees. Continue reading »

Treebeard: Portraits Of My Friends With Plants Growing From Their Heads

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According to photographer Cal Redback: “I made these images to put part of my imagination in the portraits of my friends in common areas. My first idea was to make a double exposition as we used to see, but when I started to blend them on Photoshop, I realized that I could be a bit more creative and realistic. So after many hours (and a bit more) here they are.” Continue reading »

Close-Ups of Dead Plants at El Mirage Dry Lake

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Photographer Jeff Alu shot these close-ups of dead plants at El Mirage Dry Lake in California. Many of these “Island Paradises” exist on the dry lake bed, each with its own personality. These images help support his “Fractal” theory of photographic composition, in which zooming in reveals totally new photographic compositions. Continue reading »