Flower Carpets


Courtesy of Keeping Up With The Cohens
In researching houses for a separate project today, I came upon the Biltmore flower carpet, from the Biltmore Estate owned by the Vanderbilts. I had never thought of this obvious idea before–plant patches of flowers to make the larger pattern of a rug. It looks stunning both from far away and up close.

Courtesy of tdperry
But that’s nothing. Brussels has been making flower carpets every other year since 1976, all out of begonias. They make the Vanderbilt carpet look like my petunia patch.

That one is from 2004. You can see all the other Brussels’ flower carpets here.
Hmm… this would be a far better use for my front yard than my lawn…

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