In order to exit the US Botanic Garden you had to walk through almost the entire conservatory, spread around which were more displays from the Season’s Greenings “Roadside Attractions” exhibit.
The World’s Largest Chili Pepper sits outside the Big Chile Inn in Las Cruces. It is 47 feet long and weighs 50,000 pounds and is made from concrete. Its purpose is to entice visitors to stay at the hotel. The world record for the largest actual chili pepper was earned by a cultivar developed in Las Cruces, called ‘Big Jim.’
Building materials: Giant Chili Pepper: driftwood root, ruscus leaves, cotton boll hull; Giant Chili Pepper Arrow Sign, red oak leaves, willow, driftwood, birch bark, bamboo, acorn caps, salal leaves, reed
Weaving kilims in Göreme, posted earlier.