It never ceases to amaze me what lengths people will go to when they don’t have much space but still want to have something growing. I saw these urban plants while touring around Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood with visiting relatives this summer.
At first I thought the ones on the ends were galvanized troughs, but on closer inspection they might just be Rubbermaid tubs full of evergreens, flax, and others that were not visible from street level.
I know English ivy is considered an evil scourge these days, but still, seeing an entire living wall of it on brick, with a colorul flower planter to jazz it up? Had to like it.
What if there’s no space on the ground and no balcony? Hang ’em up!
These plants have to be lovlingly tended to even stand up to, much less thrive in, the urban environment in which they live. Hooray for creative gardeners and people who make something nice for us all to look at out on the street.