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This underground New York City farm grows rare edible plants for high-end restaurants What’s in the Basement?

Image: Getty Images Where is everyone on Instagram getting these gorgeous plants? Even if you denounce influencer culture, you have to admit that the social validation of a good selfie is intoxicating. Whether you posed in front of the bright pink wall in West Hollywood or embraced your heavenly side with angel wing murals scattered across the United States, the backdrop makes the photo. But if you want to add some depth to your posts (and quality to your life) look into houseplants. Not only do houseplants add color to…

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Theres a Garden Contest on the Backs of Japanese Mini Trucks and Its Awesome

Japanese mini trucks or Kei trucks, are small practical vehicles that meet Japan’s guidelines as a ‘light vehicle’. They are popular in Japan because of their manoeuvrability through small side streets and their ability to park in tight spaces. According to Spoon & Tamago, there’s an annual contest sponsored by the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors that challenges drivers to transform the back of their trucks into miniature gardens. There are few limitations and that has inspired people to stretch the idea of a garden into wild and creative places.…

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A 25-Day, Cross Section Timelapse of a Bean Plant Set to Classical

Kidney bean timelapse with soil cross section. Showing how roots ant upper part of plant grows. Play speed – 17280x (one shot every 9 minutes 36 seconds played at 30 FPS). Music: Blue Danube by Strauss via GPHase on YouTube Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/25-day-bean-plant-cross-section-timelapse/

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I Create Leaf Art By Carefully Cutting Intricate Scenes (New Pics)

My name is Omid Asadi, I’m a 38-year-old former engineer and champion boxer from Iran, now a UK-based artist. Art for me is the way of looking differently to this world and around myself. I work across various media but first gained recognition for my intricate leaf cuttings. My leaf art is rooted in my childhood when there was a deep emotional relation between me and nature. As a child, I used a needle to create shapes on leaves or fallen rose petals. I didn’t take this practice further until…

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