Our neighbor has a hedge shaped like several lopsided giant spheres and we once saw a shrubbery carved to look like a sheep. We have never seen anything of the likes of the horticulture art at Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, an international Mosaiculture competition in Montreal, Canada. Mosaiculture, for those of you who were as clueless as us, "is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colorful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials)." If you are lucky enough to live anywhere near Montreal, the exhibition and competition runs through September 29th at the Montreal Botanical Garden.

The exhibition features 22,000 plant species and cultivars distributed throughout 10 greenhouses and 30 themed gardens.

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images courtesy Guy Boily, MIM and various attendees on Flickr.