A series of five pictures of fictional plants, created by Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noe. Near-future imaginary…

“plants that would self-decompose in gain of biofuels, plants that excrete unique pigments to be implemented in security devices, creepers that can sense air-borne viruses, and plants that reclaim gold from electronic circuits found in landfills”.


Above: “Weeping Thief (Ficus lacrima)” — senses air-borne viruses.

Back in the here-and-now, Kew Gardens’ International Garden Photographer competition is now underway (deadline 30th November 2011).

And a set of pictures of the Relics of The 1986 National Garden Festival (Stoke-on-Trent), on the 25th anniversary of its opening…