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10 fantastical living garden sculptures

By: Anna Norris on Aug. 21, 2013, 6:09 p.m.
Phoenix mosaiculture sculpture made of pink begonias

Photo: © Guy Boily

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Planting plane trees to attract the Phoenix

Beijing's "Planting plane trees to attract the Phoenix," comprised of miniature begonias, represents an ancient Chinese legend, which teaches that hard work can pay off for a beautiful planet and a happy life. In Chinese culture, the phoenix is considered to bring happiness, symbolizing peace and harmony.

"'Planting plane trees to attract the Phoenix' interprets humans’ positive actions on their environment, highlights the symbiosis between Man and Nature, and creates a harmonious musical movement based on sustainable development," MIM describes.