Friday, January 30, 2009

Plants as Architecture

The architecture of plants is beautiful.

The regular rythym of an allee beckons us to move forward at a steady pace.

Plants have so many uses! Some people treat plants as architecture. They can become houses.

They can be used to create walls.

Photo by Loren

Plants can provide doorways ...

Photo by Goobertron

and gateways.

We walk on plants as flooring.

Plants can be used to create the effect of a ceiling ...

Photo by wallyg

or canapy overhead.

And they can also be sculptural, like art ...

... and given life-like qualities.

Why do we do this? Because we can.

Plants can even become furniture ...

Plants are a living medium that can become whatever the designer imagines or envisions them to be.


  1. You are so good at this; I love how each post is so educational.

  2. You find the COOLEST pictures! It reminds me of what I like best about the greenhouse biz.....the plants :)

  3. I love your blog as well! I'm adding you to my blogroll! Wonderful colours and inspiration!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. I feel serene, with a sense of peace, looking at these photos.

  5. What beautiful photos and wonderful post - I just want to keep looking at them! :)

  6. Loved the comment about the lion. Ha.

    Beautiful post.

    The swimming pool with the slide reminded me of summer vacations at the Wisconsin Dells.

  7. If aesthetics are applied, man can do wonders as is evident from photos above. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Great compilation of images. Really reminds you of the variety that can be found in nature. Thank you for sharing.


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