(now and again)

Tokyo DIY Gardening Hands-on gardening for a crowded city

Tiered Gardens
Tiered Garden in Breeze Blocks
Tiered Garden in Breeze Blocks

A bit of life and color in a tight inner-city driveway.

Driveway Tiered Garden
Driveway Tiered Garden

Everyday driveway gardening.

Dense Tiered Garden
Dense Tiered Garden

Bricks and all kinds of junk.

Stepped Garden and Imposing Creeper
Stepped Garden and Imposing Creeper

Humble color + striking feature.

Curbside Tiered Garden
Curbside Tiered Garden

Molded to the edge of the plot.

Polystyrene Planting
Polystyrene Planting

Flexible, tiered, lithe.

Tiered Garden and Plot
Tiered Garden and Plot

Footpath facing tiered gardens & plot.

Lush Green Wall Collage
Lush Green Wall Collage

Unplanned and hectic but built up slowly over many years. Temporary in form and materials but not in presence.

Simple Planter Tiered Garden
Simple Planter Tiered Garden

Planters on planters.

Elaborate sidewalk garden with plant labels
Elaborate sidewalk garden with plant labels

Nearly all of the pots rests on stools or low tables

Tiny Paradise in Meguro-ku
Tiny Paradise in Meguro-ku

Who needs a yard?!

Dense and mature sidewalk garden in Chiyoda
Dense and mature sidewalk garden in Chiyoda

The planting is amazingly thick, creating a green wall between the sidewalk and the large boulevard. . .

Beer Crate Tiered Garden
Beer Crate Tiered Garden

Upturned beer crates form the structure of this mid-scale tiered garden in a Yanaka driveway.

Simple Tiered Garden
Simple Tiered Garden

Sometimes objects just fit.