In 1998, Lise Cormier, head of the Gardens and Green Spaces Department and the Botanical Garden in Montreal, came up with the idea for an international mosaiculture competition. According to Wikipedia , mosaiculture is the horticultural art of creating giant topiary-like sculptures using thousands of annual bedding plants growing on steel supporting frames. As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2017, a large exhibition of mosaiculture was held at Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau, Quebec. It featured sculptures representing Canada’s 10 provinces and 3 territories, as well as indigenous peoples. Credit: City of Yellowknife/Samantha Adrianne Photography In 2018, many of the sculptures were relocated to their home province. One of them, a representation of a muskox, was transported to Yellowknife, a city in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The muskox is native to that area as well as Alaska and Greenland. When the horticultural muskox — which has hair made of grass and a face of moss — arrived in November. The city held a contest to select a name for it. It got more than 240 suggestions and a total of 1,509 votes. At CleanTechnica , our motto is, “All the Tesla news that fits, we print.” And so, […]

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