Brussels’ Flower Carpet has been crushing the accomplishments of even the most avid gardeners in your family since 1971. That’s when landscape architect Etienne Stautemans first covered the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium with an intricate design made entirely out of flowers.

These flower carpets are made biannually and have a lifespan of about 5 days. Unfortunately the 2012 exhibition passed (August 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 2012), so you’ll have to wait until 2014 for the next Brussels’ Flower Carpet.

Etienne originally made the carpet as a clever marketing ploy to promote begonias. Pothead readers, you now have a new horticultural role model. You’re welcome.

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