53. Grow a Plant Without Killing It (Part 3)

I know you’ve been worried about Buffy (the plant, not the Slayer) and her well-being under my dubious care.  Not to worry!  She is alive and kicking (or sitting still on the window sill).

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Although, if someone could explain that one yellow leaf, that would be great…

And, because I know nothing about gardening, I’m not going to provide any tips today.  I did, however, google the world’s weirdest gardens.  So, here we go:

1.  The Garden of Cosmic Speculation; Dumfries, Scotland: This garden looks like you’ve just stepped into a Salvador Dali painting.

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Photo taken from Scotlandsgardens.org

2.  The Alnwick Poison Garden; Northumberland, England: Everything in this garden can kill you, or at least, really ruin your day.

Photo from Smithsonianmag.com; Copyright: Duncan Andison/Corbis

3.  Bookworm Gardens; Sheboygan, Wisconsin: This garden is based on all our favorite children’s books!  I’ve never wanted to picnic somewhere more.

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Photo from the Bookworm Gardens

4.  Step Garden at Acros Fukuoka; Fukuoka, Japan: Built into the rooftop of one of the largest buildings in Fukuoka, these steps make for a massive park.

Photo from Greenroofs.com; Photographer: Hiromi Watanabe

5. The Highline; New York City, USA: I don’t know why this never makes it onto any “crazy garden” lists, but the Highline is one of my favorite spots.  A garden/park built on abandoned above-ground train tracks.

Photo from NYCgovparks.org; Photographer: Joel Sternfeld

6. The Hanging Basket at Hotel Indigo; London, UK: Apparently this thing weighs over a ton(ne) and is the world’s largest flower basket.

The world s largest hanging basket measuring 20ft wide and 10 ft high and weighing a quarter of a ton
Photo from TheTelegraph.co.uk; Photographer: Ken Lennox

For now, my garden consists of one very small, unkillable window plant.  But that plant is still alive, so I’ll call that a victory for me.

Total Days Not Dead: 36

9 comments

  1. It is the same for me. I so do not have a green thumb. Hey, I manage even to kill cacti! A friend of mine recently gave me an orchid. I am trying to keep it alive but I’m afraid the poor plant won’t see Christmas! So far (if I may use your words), total days not dead: 33
    Funny thing is I love gardens. I would like to visit The Alnwick Poison garden and the Bookworm Gardens (as I love children books too). Nice post!

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  2. […] I like Liz Hensler from Do The Thing. Just like me she doesn’t have a green thumb. But she manages to grow a plant without killing it. Me ? I manage to kill cacti! A friend recently gave me an orchid. I am trying to keep it alive but I’m afraid the poor plant won’t see Christmas! Funny thing is I love plants and gardens. And Liz has found the world’s weirdest gardens. I would like to visit The Alnwick Poison garden and the Bookworm Gardens (as I love children books too). See Liz’s post here. […]

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