The displays took my breath away and not just because there was finally a display of carex that didn’t look like dead grasses.  Of course, there was much, much more than an adorable furry dog using exclusively that perennial (not grass).  There were prancing ponies over twice the normal size with flowing carex manes in fields of Rudbeckia.  There was a 3 story high display of exotic endangered birds and Mother Earth appearing serenely huge among her bountiful flora and fauna (of flora).    Birds and Buffalo, Frogs and Fish, Flowers made of plants and so much more will amaze the senses if you make the trip.

Over 3,000,000 plants went into this exhibit of over 40 sculptures designed by over 200 horticultural artists.  The exhibits are made from frameworks of wood and wire netting with interior watering systems covered with plants that were grown just for this event.  This amazing exhibit appears every three years in different countries and is on display in Montreal until September 29th.  It is well worth the trek for gardeners and non-gardeners and is frankly a bit overwhelming.  Be prepared to be exhausted by the immensity of it all.

For more info see www.mosaiculturesinternationales.ca/en/ 

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