“Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score;
Then to that twenty, add a hundred more:
A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on,
To make that thousand up a million.
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let’s kiss afresh, as when we first begun.”
“Although most flowers have a multitude of symbolism, the cleome flower only has the one. These flowers have stuck with their old-fashioned expression that asks the recipient to elope, or run away with the giver. Although these flowers can be presented as a proposition between new lovers,
they are also a unique gift that can be traded between long married couples –
asking each other if they would leave the world behind and get married once again.”
The botanical garden in Juneau borders the Tongass National Forest which is the second largest rain forest in the world. Amazon being the largest. The unique feature of Glacier Gardens are the upside down trees. The owner was using an excavator to move rocks and toppled trees when a large boulder damaged his equipment. In frustration he picked up a tree and slammed it into the muddy ground. It stuck. Thus the idea of upside down trees was born with flowers planted in the roots.
“A view is what you see with your eyes open, a vision you can see with your eyes closed.”
– Steve Bowhay