String gardens….and flower pots made with recycled cans. Great tutorial at the link.
Peru: Invasion Verde, installed 2010.
This public park in Lima was created in the middle of the the city, and incorporates recycled tires for planters and a children’s playground. A few rolling hills and grass-cushioned benches complete Lima’s urban public garden.
Tiny parks are on a roll in San Francisco: Two dumpsters full of greenery, with four more to come, add a bit of nature to the streets of a paved-over downtown neighborhood. Some scoff, but others are willing to give the “parkmobiles” a go.
Photo: Dave Vetrano takes a coffee break at a parkmobile in San Francisco’s South of Market district. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
this seems like a smart way to keep orchids, if the drainage from one were to flow into the next.
The last surviving Ellis Island Ferry, The Yankee, built in 1907, has been transformed into one remarkable houseboat, complete with an irrigated vegetable garden growing in 104 used tires (the “Polka Dot Garden”), and a chicken coop. The houseboat was purchased and transformed by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs (both designers), and is now docked in New York. The Yankee is a registered historical vessel with the National Registry of Historical Places. Photos by Navid Baraty.