Filed under: Holidays, Events
When I saw this from A Garden, Inc in Vegas my jaw dropped. I want to end 2012 in a BIG WAY. This is outrageously good. Like, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, good. Like Jurassic Park good.
From Audra, "This autumn vine was one of my most challenging products mainly because of the rigging and the installation. The inspiration was a version of Jack and the Beanstalk with a vine emerging from the gardens and growing upward 110 ft in the air...
...We of course had a fall theme using a pumpkin patch as our source at the ground level gardens. This vine steel work was designed and built by a company who builds spiral staircases and was shipped in pieces for us to assemble in our Atrium at Palazzo Hotel Casino. Before it arrived in Las Vegas the steel spine was shipped to California to a willow grower to be covered in 3 different types of vines and stems.
...After several days of weaving stems for coverage it then got shipped for us to assemble, rig, and hang in the atrium. This rigging and connecting the pieces in mid air took approximately 7 days for completion. After the vine was finally stable we were able to add the finishing touches with glass leaves, bittersweet and pumpkins. It was quite stunning and was complimented with real gourds, millet, mums, potato vines and various live plants in the gardens. Additionally we made a live pumpkin fountain and installed hundreds of cattails."