Now, THAT’s Yard Art!

These are “Supertrees.” They are part of the fascinating “Gardens by the Bay” project in Singapore.

Supertrees are vertical gardens. These are filled with ferns, bromeliads, and other exotic species. They’re designed to replicate environmental niches, to preserve species from around the world.

The entire project is pretty interesting. Sponsored and funded by the government of Singapore, it shows remarkable foresight (Note: I live in a country where some state planning agencies with hundreds of miles of coastline to manage are not legally allowed to take the effects of global climate change into effect, so the “remarkable” bar may be set pretty low for me).

IMAGE: Many thanks to EcoFriend’s “Sustainable solutions to make cities a better place to live,” article.

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Kansas City-based Jan S. Gephardt is a writer, artist, and teacher. She makes nationally-recognized paper sculpture and writes sf mystery novels about a sapient police dog.

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