Gallery: 125 Jewel-Colored Mini-Greenhouses Spring up in Philadelphia

We've seen greenhouses tested in space and mini-gardens on the streets of Paris, but Jenny Sabin's 125 mini-greenhouses are pure expressions of jewel-colored eco-art. The Cornell University designer's unconventional Greenhouse & Cabinet of Future Fossils is slated to open this Friday at the American Philosophical Society Museum in Philadelphia as part of an exhibition entitled "Of Elephants & Roses: Encounters with French Natural History." The rainbow-hued hotbox is a digitally-designed collection of pastel mini-greenhouses made entirely out of recycled and recyclable materials. The project draws attention to two different kinds of scientists that emerged from post-revolutionary France: the intrepid explorer and the nerdy lab scientist.

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  1. shadiedog87 July 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I have a question for you; By the way I love the design and the go greenatude lol. Recycled and reused materials. I was wonder which color is most effective on the plant, for best growth. I’m cloning a rose bush, although I accidentally ripped the leaves off. It is still showing new growth. Thank God. Although I could have went to my garden that I had made for my mother, two mothers days ago. The question is the color any effect if so which color.
    Harold E. Epstein

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