Unlike the first reviewer, I was NOT initially drawn to the very rainbow colors of Botanical Dreaming. In fact, I actively dismissed this puzzle until I tried Sandi Rigby's tiny but tremendous puzzle, Tree of Wisdom. Falling in love with its varied and intricately detailed foliage, I searched for other puzzles by Rigby and realized she was the artist of Botanical Dreaming. Loving both large, challenging puzzle and the details of Tree of Wisdom I decided to go "out on a limb" and order this one. I am both happy to have this in my collection AND waiting for a large Rigby puzzle to be released that has those gorgeous earthtones from Tree of Wisdom! I still don't love the overall (to me garish) rainbow color scheme of Botanical Dreaming, but each leafy section has more nuanced and beautifully varied colors within it, which is what I focus on while puzzling. I also enjoy the connector variety and satisfyingly interlocking fit of the pieces. Like the first reviewer, I didn't find this overly challenging for its size, as the distinct leaf/flower sections, plus gradient colors, made it flow quite smoothly for me. There are certainly a lot of pieces so it takes time, for sure, and creates an inherent challenge for those who enjoy those attributes. I was able to construct in modular sections of different foliage types, which allowed me to do the whole puzzle on a single 30" x 44" surface without any trays or secondary surfaces. Certainly snug but, for me, doable. While I enjoyed the animal whimsies, about half the whimsies have to do with sleep (i.e. alarm clock, beds, even a series of chunky letter Zs). While some might enjoy these shapes, I didn't much, and I was discouraged to discover that this is another puzzle that Artifact has done a poor job with previewing the whimsy shapes. The only whimsies shown on the website are animals, but half the whimsies are sleep-themed and not pictured on the website at all; that's not a good representation! Finally, getting all the pieces back in the box is a VERY tight fit. Seems like just a tad more space (especially for $250) would make reboxing much easier and relieve one's fear of snapping/damaging the precious pieces.