While it’s popularly know that April showers bring May flowers, you can’t really say that spring has sprung until you see the flowers, which really don’t seem to come up until May. Well, at least as far as the perennials go. Nevertheless, May is basically the time of year when people really pay attention to their gardens whether it be weeding or finding new flowers to plant. Now flower gardens have existed for centuries adorning the lawns of the grand estates and castles. And the Brits almost treat gardening as a state religion since gardening over there is serious business. Sure it was a way for aristocrats to show off their wealth since they had other people taking care of the landscape. Now it’s mostly seen as either a hobby or a chore for ordinary gardeners who love to see flowers adorn their place. My house in particular is covered with ivy because my parents though the brown brick work was ugly. However, most of time, they usually try to plant flowers that can withstand the elements because southwestern Pennsylvania is no paradise. It helps that it rains a lot during the warmer months along with every other month. Let’s just say the precipitation in the area does PennDOT and drivers no favors since summer is basically road season. Anyway, there are some places where the fine art of gardening is taken to an art form. So without further adieu, here are some of unique gardens out there.
1. Looks like someone spilled the flowers.
This is part of the Miracle Garden in Dubai which is one of the largest public gardens in the world as well perhaps runs among the world’s highest water bills. You’ll see a lot of scenes from this place since it’s like a garden theme park.
2. Of course, you may like adorning your house with flowers. But have you ever seen a flower house?
Of course, this is also in Dubai, where greenery like this is expensive as hell to look after. Still, like the lovely cars in the corner.
3. Heard of flower power? I give you flowered owls.
I wonder whoo is responsible for taking care of these? Still, they are quite beautiful and colorful despite being mostly green.
4. If you have an antique car that doesn’t work anymore, may I suggest planting flowers under the hood.
Seems like that old Volkswagen Beetle now has a new life as a flower planter. Of course, I wonder if neighbors still see it as a piece of junk.
5. Go into the forest with Bambi and his friends in the botanical gardens at Walt Disney World.
I’ve actually been to Disney World for a marching band trip in high school. I’m sure this display is in the animal kingdom since that’s certainly not Splash Mountain.
6. When your shitter don’t work anymore, perhaps repurpose your commodes for flowers.
Hey, I’m sure toilets might make okay planters. I mean they’re made from porcelain and have several open containers to them. And in some situations, I’m sure they’ll benefit from some organic fertilizer.
7. Nothing beautifies a flower garden more than putting your flowers in a wheelbarrow.
Now this is a beautiful picture. However, many people with wheelbarrows can’t do this since they actually use them for other things, like yard work.
8. What would a butterfly garden be without a flower butterfly?
Now I’m sure this won’t intimidate butterflies. But if the butterflies come, it might attract collectors who kill them with nail polish remover to put in their collections.
9. If you have a Volkswagen, why not decorate the whole thing with flowers?
For some reason, I can’t help thinking that this car is high on something. And I’m not sure if it’s Miracle Gro.
10. I’ve heard how some hippie vans contain pot plants, but this isn’t what I’ve had in mind.
Behold, the flowery van fit for any flower child. Of course, you probably can’t drive this thing if you wanted to. Might you might get high in it.
11. In the Netherlands, you need a garden park with tulips, just because.
This is from Amsterdam. Not sure if it’s a botanical garden or park because tulips are very big in the Netherlands.
12. Mr. Jolly Green Giant, meet your dream girl.
Of course, she tends to have a lot of flowers in her hair and lives near a waterfall. This is from the botanical gardens in Atlanta.
13. If you like dollhouses, you can make a little garden scene in a pot.
Now this is a quaint scene with a little house, clothes line, swing, and path. But I’m sure the flowers are all regular sized.
14. What giant garden statue woman wouldn’t be without her water birds?
I’m sure this is from a botanical garden in Montreal. I’m sure those birds aren’t native since I don’t remember seeing them from the Audobon book.
15. Of course, you can’t have a flower garden without giant peacocks.
This is from a botanical gardens in Iran from what I can see. Nevertheless, these peacocks wouldn’t have colors like that in the wild.
16. If you like flowers, why not have them on a canvas?
This is from the Bellagio Botanical Gardens in Las Vegas. Or as I called it, “the only place in Vegas that’s worth visiting.” Seriously, that’s a work of art there.
17. If you can’t use that old bright color chair anymore, perhaps put a flower pot in it.
Not sure if the pot and chair were spray painted or not. Either way, the flowers are certainly pretty.
18. Want blue flowers in your path? Try this.
Now this garden only consists of daffodils, tulips, and violets. Still, a rather beautiful sight if you think about it.
19. Of course, all garden plots should be bordered by hedges.
However, you can’t make the shrubbery grow too much. And I’m sure this set up sets a low limit. Still, it’s quite pretty.
20. When it’s spring, the trees in the garden have to have different color leaves and flowers.
Now this is from a botanical garden in Canada, possibly in the Pacific Northwest. This picture was probably taken during the early spring but it’s quite a stunning sight.
21. Got tin cans, why not use them as flower pots?
Sure cans might make good flower pots but I’m positive that size does matter in this case. Seriously, you’re better off using a coffee can than a soup one. And I’m sure these fall among the latter.
22. I give you a flower sculpture of a lizard in a tree.
This is from the botanical garden in Montreal. Forget what kind of lizard this is but I’m sure it’s natural habitat is the rain forests of South America. Definitely not an iguana because those are bigger and are vegetarians. This one eats bugs.
23. Speaking of reptiles, there’s a giant snake in this garden.
This is a flower sculpture of a cobra at a botanical garden in Atlanta. Nevertheless, while snakes are best avoided, they tend to be a necessary evil when it comes to gardening, especially when it comes to vegetables. Seriously, they eat the critters who would munch on your peonies any day of the week.
24. For small garden scenes, you might want to go with bonsai trees.
At first you might think it’s a little house in the country. That is, until you see that the entire scene is in a large pot.
25. Sometimes planting in a giant teacup can do your garden wonders.
And it seems that this giant cup is overflowing with flora. Not sure where this is located for there’s another one in the background.
26. Wonder how to stop that faucet from running. Wonder where the water comes from.
Yeah, I was asking how that faucet seems to appear out of nowhere. Then again, it probably has pipes hiding in the bushes.
27. Now that’s what I call a butterfly garden.
Sure you’ve heard of butterfly gardens. But have you ever heard of a garden shaped like a butterfly? Seriously, this is pretty cool.
28. Now this garden set up is so intricate and wild that you’d swear the landscapers were on acid.
Again, this is the Miracle Garden in Dubai known for it’s bizarre landscaping and very high water bills. Seriously, it seems like the kind of garden you’d see at a Dr. Seuss theme park, on steroids. Hey, at least I’m not showing the city’s architecture.
29. For those with a lot of flat tires lying around, why don’t you just paint them and use them for planters?
Now this seems to be a great DIY garden idea. However, I’m not sure about the chickens being in there. They seem to detract from the beauty.
30. This garden is so green that even the roofs have grass on them.
Now this is from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, which seems to have more flowers than you’d expect a place so far north. Still, not sure if it inspires anything from Stephen King.
31. Of course, if you want a fairy garden scene but have little space, may I suggest making one in your old bathtub.
Now this seems like a perfect place for a pixie with cobblestone walks and a cute little house at the end. Maybe we need to use old bathtubs for planters more often.
32. And here’s an even more intricate flower house with even brighter colors.
This is also from Dubai’s Miracle Garden, by the way. Yes, I’m sure admission there isn’t cheap by any means. Seriously, wonder how much money goes into their water bills since somebody has to pay for that.
33. Of course, this garden sculpture is inspired by a tale as old as time.
I’m sure this one is from EPCOT since it has the international towns. This one is France. Nevertheless, I guess the yellow flowers either died or haven’t come into bloom yet.
34. Now this flower garden shows the Circle of Life.
This is certainly from Disney but I’m not sure where. Still, I’m not sure if this scene perfectly captures Mufasa. But I’m sure Lion King fans everywhere would enjoy this.
35. Now this broken down car demonstrates the ultimate flower power here.
Now not only are there flowers in both the trunk and the hood, but the whole care is decorated with them as well. Talk about repressed gardener/art major here.
36. Seems like this bush is crying lots of flowery tears.
Either this was done by professionals or a repressed landscaper with too much time on their hands. Either way, it’s incredibly stunning and beyond my expertise.
37. Anything can be used for a flower pot, you just have to use your imagination.
I’m not sure about planting flowers in a toaster or shoes. Then again, hope nobody plugs the toaster in, especially during a thunderstorm.
38. Sometimes garden designs can be quite standard and sometimes very intricate.
Now this is from a botanical garden from Sri Lanka. And I’m sure that design pertains to something from their culture. Not sure what it’s supposed to be though.
39. Now this gardener seems to water the plants 24/7. Wonder why.
Oh, that’s a gardener flower statue. Now that’s interesting. Guess he doesn’t get around much.
40. You’ve heard of a flower bed. Well, wait until you see this.
Now this one takes the concept of “flower bed” a bit more literally than most. Of course, it uses an actual metal bed.
41. Of course, you can always have your flower bed with canopy.
Now this is the kind of flower bed I’m talking about. Love the flowers of it and the vines. But please, no critters.
42. At botanical gardens, you’ll always need a floral clock.
This is from a botanical garden place in Fort Worth. And yes, floral clocks can be quite big. They have to be.
43. Of course, nothing makes a flower garden more worthwhile than garden pandas.
Now I’m sure this is the only pair of adult pandas nobody has tried to mate. Mostly because they’re made from foliage. Still cute, though.
44. While canopies have been a main stay in flower gardens, hardly any contains as many umbrellas as this one.
Again, this is in the Miracle Garden in Dubai where the water bills are sky high. Still, it’s amazing how they got the umbrellas to stand like that.
45. This statue of Mother Nature has animals coming right out of her hand.
Yes, she has deer in one hand and an eagle in the other as horses run near the fountain. By the way, this is in Montreal.
46. Like a cauldron boiling over in your garden?
Yes, that’s only moss in the pot. And those are only flowers posing as flames. But it’s still pretty cool though.
47. Of course, some of us would rather have our flowers in a Grecian urn.
Now I’ve seen this in a lot of gardens and you can get it in a store. But these flowers sure are pretty though.
48. Hey, I didn’t know they built Stonehenge in the jungle. Thought it was just a European thing.
This is in a public botanical garden in Thailand. The Stonehenge is just a replica. Sorry, Ancient Alien conspiracy theorists (a. k. a. idiots).
49. If you need another planter, perhaps try your old bathtub.
Well, at least a tub somehow makes a great place for planting flowers. Still, love the selection in there.
50. Who knew you could plant flowers in your rubber boots?
I bet these are old rubber boots that no longer fit. And they don’t have much flowers on them. Still, they’ll go in the post.
51. To go with your flower bed, may I suggest a flower vanity?
I’m sure you can’t put clothes in this. But flowers it will do. Hope the rain doesn’t take the paint off.
52. What to do with that old log laying around? I know, plant flowers in it!
Now I think there’s a log like this in my yard. Wonder if I should ask my dad to hollow it out so my mom can plant flowers in it. Of course, he’d probably refuse.
53. Of course, you have to have flower baskets on your tricycle.
Now this is quite a garden party addition. Still, love the morning glories in the baskets.
54. Need a planter? Split barrels.
I’m sure these are pre made since they look kind of fake. Besides, nobody uses wooden barrels anymore. Nevertheless, these flowers are pretty.
55. When it comes to botanical gardens, many seem to be fit for a large palace.
Now this garden is from a large estate in France. And let me say, it’s freaking huge. Still, must have an army of pruners somewhere.
56. In many of these large botanical gardens, it’s sometimes customary to have a maze.
Now I’d really hate to get lost in that. Not sure where this one came from but the foliage is stunning.
57. Heard of a flower bed? Now here’s a flower piano.
Sure it’s a bit water logged and won’t play a note. But at least the flowers and waterfall are pretty.
58. Looks like someone spilled the purple flowers. I wonder who that may be.
From the Images: “Waterfall blue lobelia – No other blue flower can match the intensity of Waterfall Blue lobelia, a perfect floral imitation of water flowing from the pot. Riverdene Gold Mexican Heather gives a lime green color around the container, and Rustic Orange coleus in behind looks good with the heather and the intense blue of the lobelia.” Man, and I thought I said too much sometimes.
59. For those who don’t have a log cabin in the woods, this garden miniature is for you.
Of course, the water is made from blue stones you might get at a craft store. But everything else seems to be derived from organic material. Man, I wonder how they make these things.
60. Sometimes you just need a garden to match your patio.
Now this is a miniature garden containing a small patio with scooters. Still, it’s quite creative and probably made by someone with too much time on their hands.
61. This flower bed is said to be the place to dream.
Of course, you’d probably wouldn’t want to be caught sleeping in it. Or else, they’d probably kick you off their property. Still, it’s a fitting naturalistic approach to bedrooms.
62. Seems like the flowers have taken over the shed in this garden.
Now this may be small but it’s especially breathtaking. Of course, it helps that the flowers are purple in this case.
63. Looks like somebody messed with the wrong Viking.
Now I’m sure this is something from Norse Mythology or Wagner opera. Still, I’m sure the Vikings didn’t have antlers on their helmets. Well, at least they don’t have horns though.
64. I’m sure this stretch is for cyclists only.
Then again, I’m sure bikes wouldn’t be allowed either. Still, I like the daisies on this though.
65. Have an old rickety boat? Plant flowers in it.
Let’s hope this boat isn’t being used for a Viking funeral. Sure would hate to see the flowers engulfed in a fiery blaze on the water.
66. May I present to you, Mr. and Mrs. Barrelpot.
Yes, these have flowers in them as well as umbrellas on top. But these are so cute.
67. On this Beetle, the flowers run wild like the hippies who already have a cabin in the woods.
Now this Beetle is way groovier than the other couple I have on this post. Of course, you probably can’t drive in it though.
68. If you have any broken flower pots, create your own fairy pumpkin scene.
Now I’m sure the flowers aren’t real but the foliage is. However, it’s a perfect abode for small fairies, isn’t it?
69. When it comes to flower boats, some are fancier than others.
This is from a botanical garden in India and is quite large. Still, you have to love the pink and white stripes on this.
70. Now this peacock certainly has a purple train of feathers.
Now I know peacocks are male and don’t have tail colors like this. Nevertheless, these flowers are beautiful for this garden.
71. In the botanical garden scheme, sometimes they can come in all kinds of patterns.
This is from a botanical garden in Madeira which is in the Mediterranean. Still, quite lovely but I’m not sure about the colors.
72. When it comes to flowers, sometimes you’d find them in violins.
Of course, this isn’t a real violin. But I’m sure the flowers are beautiful in this planter.
73. In butterfly gardens, the flower butterflies can come in all shapes and sizes.
I’m not sure where this is from. But I love the flowers on this, especially the purple ones.
74. I’m sure these peabirds would get along fine.
Now I think this is from an indoor botanical garden. But I hope the lighter one is a peahen and not a peacock, not that there’s anything wrong with it. But it’s just that, well, never mind. It’s just it would be very awkward if one of them should be queen.
75. When it comes to flower boats, some can run quite wild.
Now I’m sure this rickety wooden boat isn’t good for the water. But that doesn’t mean you can throw it away if you can still plant flowers in it.
76. Another great planter for flowers is a little red wagon. Also great for transporting flowers, too.
Now I’m not sure whether the red wagon should be used for this. Nevertheless, the flowers are quite pretty to say the least.
77. You heard about planting flowers in a wheelbarrow. How about flowers in a wooden cart?
Now I’m sure the cart was painting and isn’t pulled by a horse. But the flowers are quite gorgeous in it.
78. When it comes to gardens, I’m sure nothing can flowers can make a purple hear.
Of course, this is probably in a botanical garden and erected from the ground. But it’s nonetheless beautiful, especially since it’s purple.
79. Of course, you can always put your flowers in a worn out baby grand piano.
I’m sure the lid provides these beauties with ample shade. I’m sure they are quite lovely in the sun just the same.
80. Wooden buckets make great flower pots, especially if you want to plant a lot of them in the same spot.
Of course, you can buy these large wooden buckets at any hardware or department store like Wal Mart or K Mart. Nevertheless, these flowers are quite beautiful in them.
Beautiful gardens! I love when they use musical instruments, furniture, etc. Very creative.
Wonderful, wonderful photographs but how can you tease us like this and not say where they are from? It is #63, the viking with the “antlers” I am particularly interested in tracking down. Thanks!