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Tokyo DIY Gardening Hands-on gardening for a crowded city

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Riverbank Community Garden in Tsukishima
Riverbank Community Garden in Tsukishima

A great use of dead space, allowing people in a crowded neighborhood to have outdoor plants.

Decorative + Practical Danchi Gardening
Decorative + Practical Danchi Gardening

Decorative charm and creative practical application.

Four Ways to Use a Balcony
Four Ways to Use a Balcony

Smoko space, storage, garden and shed.

Fall fruit growing in Tokyo’s back streets
Fall fruit growing in Tokyo’s back streets

Recently, I have noticed oranges, persimmons, and even pomegranate growing in my neighbors’ tiny gardens and balconies

Elegant Nezu Museum garden
Elegant Nezu Museum garden

enchanted by how the light struck this worn boat, the plants growing in its bow, and the illusion of . . .

Lush sidewalk garden in Nishi Azabu Juban
Lush sidewalk garden in Nishi Azabu Juban

Most people would think there’s no room for a garden

Balcony garden update
Balcony garden update

It’s amazing what you can fit in a sunny narrow space.

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. . .

Watermelon on my Balcony
Watermelon on my Balcony

My watermelon plant has produced an enormous amount of growth in just two months on the balcony…….

Zoushigaya Micro-Garden Series #1
Zoushigaya Micro-Garden Series #1

Old Tokyo neighborhoods like Zoushigaya are full of plant lovers who manage to create gardens where there is almost no space…..

A Single Manicured Tree
A Single Manicured Tree

I like the generosity of the owner who shares this tree equally with passers-by and the residence’s inhabitants and guests.

Moss Covered Roofs and Walls
Moss Covered Roofs and Walls

Even mundane structures come alive when we let nature colonize our habitat.

Gorgeous Tree Garden in Sendaji
Gorgeous Tree Garden in Sendaji

So many people think that all they can plant are simple flower boxes, when vertical solutions can be so much more lush and interesting….