Plantidote of the Day 2011-09-27
Built-in concrete planters
Corrente's JoeinSF spotted these planters in an otherwise not-so-attractive parking lot and thought of us. Not sure what that says about us, but here's what Joe has to say about the planters [click on the image to enlarge it and see the details]:
Here's a photo I took last week in Sebastopol (in Sonoma County, not Russia). It's a poured concrete embankment wall with built-in planters. It sure makes an otherwise unattractive wall a pleasant sight.
What an ingenious use of space! It's so nice to see plants used in what would otherwise be a cold, hard, urban wasteland. Thanks for this, Joe! I'm sending a big hat tip your way right now -- well done!
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