I love creativity. I love flowers. I love gardens. And when you add creativity to flowers or plants, I am smitten! Recently, on a trip to San Diego with my husband to celebrate his finished dissertation, we decided to visit new places in the area we love so much. One of them was the San Diego Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, CA. It was an astounding place with ocean vistas and breezes. It had the best children’s garden I have ever seen: imaginative and playful with a gigantic jungle tree house. There were fields of exotic fruit trees, a towering bamboo forest with hollow swaying stalks which sounded like a wind chime symphony.
But perhaps what captured my fancy the most was the exhibit which I have nicknamed “The Succulent People.” Clearly a skilled horticultural artist spent a lot of time designing and cultivating this exhibit of human-like characters. Various succulent plants were oozing out of the wired peat-moss figures, creating magical images. I was mesmerized while analyzing the intricate designs of the figures. Here are some of the Succulent People for your viewing!
And now how about some other favorites from the gardens?
I hope you’ve seen the art in these human inspired plant displays. And if you get a chance, you should visit the Botanical Gardens…they are full of color, interest, and various garden terrains from around the world.