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Swirling Flower Garden
Flowers in constant motion along single circuitous path form endless different patterns
The flowers are all growing in floating pots that float
along a canal that's not much wider than the pots. The
canal zig-zags back and forth, to and fro like the lines of
fingerprint, leaving no area uncovered by moving flowers
which are pushed along by water pumps.
The effects is a constantly
moving flower bed. Different
color flowers could be arranged so they create various
patters as they all hit a certain point in their trip through
the trough. The flowers could create moire patters and
psychedelic swirly abstract art effects or even form one
clear picture at a point in the cycle that gets instantly
scrambled only to come back together for a moment a
They'd be pretty easy to take care of because it's simply a
modified hydroponic garden. Water and fertilizer
application could be precisely controlled. There's also no
need to go stomping through the flowers to pull weeds
either. Tending individual plants would be a snap
because you just sit and wait for it to come to you like
an assembly line.
It should also be noted that the flowers would never get
mixed up because they'd all stay in a single column at all
times so you'd have total control of whatever visual
effects you wanted to create.
Like this only swirling around
[doctorremulac3, Jun 09 2015]
Or like this only with flowers
[doctorremulac3, Jun 09 2015]
You could make it a clock
Or like *this* only with flowers [notexactly, Jun 15 2015]
Only Tangentially Related
Like this, except with flowers instead of food, and a current, and a narrower channel. [MechE, Jun 16 2015]
|(God, by the title I thought this was an idea by xenzag or me.
I thought I night posted in a foggy state of unsleep.)
|I like the idea, and I love the links. Doable and beautiful.
Wish I, or xenzag, would have thought of it.
|Thanks for thinking of me, but this is a bit sugary for my taste. I once set a chair on fire and photographed it as it drifted down on a local river though..... will that do?
|Thank you Blissy, I like this one too.
|[+] flocking water flowers.
|[+] Am somehow reminded of hundreds of lotus lanterns floating down the river.
|Very nice. It might bridge the gap until we can
implement gardens in the form of massive, three-
dimensional high-resolution displays.
|What do you suppose would be the bee's reaction?
|He might figure it out and just hop on a flower, do his
bee thing and then fly up while the next flower
comes up underneath him.
|Could also do a vertical version of this so it hangs like a
painting. A little more tricky but doable.
|By the way, just a minor detail but left out that there would
need to be a channel at the end of this where the flowers
sunk below or behind the displayed area and traveled to the
start where they became visible again.
|Whoa, pretty cool link. The "You could make it a
clock" from notexactly exactly illustrates the idea.
|Another flower with petal shaped solar panels, and sun tracking, opens up in the morning and closes at night to give life to this wonderful motion of beauty.