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Mars Garden

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It's hard to believe this doesn't exist somewhere in the world, but I can't find it on the net. The Mars Garden is a simple concept- A walled or hedged in garden where only plants with red or purple foliage are displayed. Walkways could be paved with red stone, and redwood benches placed about. No surrounding green plants should be visible once inside, giving the garden a pleasantly otherworldly feel.
saxman, Jan 08 2008

"Life on Mars Garden" won the Chelsea Flower Show. http://www.telegrap...5/23/nchelsea23.xml
the Martian garden has taken eight years to research and build, with the help of the European Space Agency. [pyggy potamus, Jan 08 2008]

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       Sounds like a rose garden.
skinflaps, Jan 08 2008
  

       I only now of plants that are all red part of the season. Roses are mostly green leaves.
MisterQED, Jan 08 2008
  

       There are quite a few plants with red leaves. Japanese maples and smoke trees are a couple I have in my yard. I've seen red ivies and other ground covers. I'm sure there are hundreds more varieties.
saxman, Jan 08 2008
  

       It would be nice to have several gardens of diferent colours. I wonder how much artificial selection or GM would be involved in changing a plant's natural reflective hue. Green is prevelant due to its efficiency, but in a garden setting that wouldn't be a problem as you could provide better conditions.
marklar, Jan 08 2008
  

       It would still look like pictures you've seen of Mars. [+]
theleopard, Jan 08 2008
  

       All very nice, until some f*****g Scotsman comes along and covers all the plants in batter and deep fries them.   

       With pickled onions.
ConsulFlaminicus, Jan 08 2008
  
      
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