Affixing small hangers and substantial brackets to increase the plant population.
Unique reuse of traditional materials.
Unexpected care for run-down suburban dead space.
Out of season fox face tied to a tree add a splash of colour to a central Harajuku street.
Low-cost greenery to improve pedestrian spaces.
Tethered giants in Shibuya backstreet.
Decorative charm and creative practical application.
Fine-grained care and human(e) attachment
Early 2003 example from Nagoya
Notes from memory-infused morning glories
Local gambling zone offers flowers to regulars & neighbours
Courtesy of Edith Prakoso
Twist ties + Stakes = Dense Street Bouquet
Care and attachment in a desolate landscape.
Shade, food, community.
Cafe decoration in Shikoku.
Humble color + striking feature.
Laundry pole + clothes hangers in Omotesando
Relaxed, honesty-box style informal florist makes a delightful addition to an afternoon stroll.
Ample plant growth in the most minimal of urban spaces
A ramshackle arrangement.
Another example of the hand made aspects of Japanese mass-made toilets.
How cool that the students are offering the station something alive.
Decorating a smoking/drink machine ‘rest spot’.
Another only-in-Tokyo street beauty
A lovely twist to the usually forboding and odorous gaping deadspace.
in full bloom and towering over the pedestrians
a tree of death, made of dozens of cigarette cartons and festooned with Christmas lights
Avid golfer brings hobby home to the garden.
this hanging pot relies on an S-hook to attach itself to the existing built environment
I love the small strips of green space between the sidewalk and the street.
High-priced residence, luxury car, beautiful flower, and humble maintenence method.
Aesthetically pleasing and responsible.
A very practical and compact construction.
Did the bicycle owner leave the potted plant in the basket, or did a stranger deposit it there?
naming confusion is quite common with flower and plants
Simple, fresh yellow flower planter on wire rack.
despite the lack of ground soil and space . . I admire the gardener’s generosity to passing pedestrians and bicyclists
Much of the daily fabric of urban life, instead, feels like this photo: a bunch of stuff bolted on to other stuff
Tokyo’s ample rainfall allows plants to thrive in the most unlikely places.
They are extremely hardy, and pop up everywhere in the fall on green stalks with no leaves.
this collection of bonsais sits on recycled containers
One amazing fall flower is the very fragrant kinmokusei
My guess is that both of these plant interventions. . . were created by neighbors getting tired of seeing the empty lot and its weeds
The role of built environmental artifacts/components will increasingly be that of trellis.
I love how these sunflowers are growing at the intersection of two small streets, and how the round flowers echo the larger, convex street mirror. The flowers grow in a tiny scrap of soil just outside the wall around a residence. After preparing the image, I realized that I took a similar photo last year. [...]
enchanted by how the light struck this worn boat, the plants growing in its bow, and the illusion of . . .
Most people would think there’s no room for a garden
Nearly all of the pots rests on stools or low tables
This plant sales person has staked out valuable real estate
Sometimes just 2 hedges = beautiful garden
A simple bowl with plants can really add visual impact to a central city sidewalk.
It’s amazing what you can fit in a sunny narrow space.
As their name implies, the flowers are most spectacular in the morning.
A lovely understated planter in Yanaka.
This local person must enjoy plants and the opportunity to make something artful in a small space.
I love the care that someone is taking in a space that others are just passing through…..