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Deadly Gardening

Amy Stewart's Poison Garden is Full of Toxic Plants and Skulls

— May 23, 2009 — Lifestyle
I have totally and utterly fallen in LOVE with this poisoned garden belonging to author Amy Stewart who has authored several books on the subject of toxic plants. Stewart lives in Eureka (how cool would that be?) where she has over 30 deadly plants in her garden including foxglove, opium poppies and castor beans.

I adore the way she dressed certain parts of the garden with skeletons and skulls. Amazing garden design.

Implications - This product is certainly for a very specific demographic of people who are excited by danger and the unknown. This pattern is inherent in consumers as it is human nature to question what one doesn't already know definitively. Businesses can take advantage of this by creating more mysterious products.
Trend Themes
1. Toxic Garden Design - Designing gardens with toxic plants and eerie elements to appeal to niche consumers.
2. Dangerous Plant Products - Creating products from toxic plants to appeal to consumers interested in danger and the unknown.
3. Educational Toxicology - Providing educational resources about toxic plants to meet the demand of curious consumers.
Industry Implications
1. Landscape Architecture - Designing gardens with toxic plants to create unique experiences for adventurous clients.
2. Beauty and Wellness - Creating beauty and wellness products from toxic plants to appeal to niche consumers interested in natural and alternative remedies.
3. Education and Publishing - Developing educational materials and toxicology literature to meet the demand of curious consumers interested in dangerous plants.
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