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Posts Tagged ‘shibuya’
Towering Tethered Sunflowers
Towering Tethered Sunflowers

Tethered giants in Shibuya backstreet.

Powerpole Hanging Basket
Powerpole Hanging Basket

S-hook and hanger on powerpole climbing peg makes for a stable hanging garden.

Highrise Balcony Gardens
Highrise Balcony Gardens

Cramped balconies nurture lush microclimates

Tree Training
Tree Training

No matter the value of the real estate, the gardening fixes tend to be the same……

Memorial Asagao
Memorial Asagao

Notes from memory-infused morning glories

Living Bouquet
Living Bouquet

Twist ties + Stakes = Dense Street Bouquet

Video: Rooftop Gardening Voyeur
Video: Rooftop Gardening Voyeur

A chance encounter up high.

Conjunctive Gardening
Conjunctive Gardening

“…imprecise, unrepeatable, imperfect and continuous…”

Lush Potted Alley
Lush Potted Alley

Permanence of impermanent structure; Relaxed hiding space; Natural cooling; Shade.

Stepped Garden and Imposing Creeper
Stepped Garden and Imposing Creeper

Humble color + striking feature.

Shibuya Greening Project Update
Shibuya Greening Project Update

Planters in planters.

Trees Support Pots Support Trees
Trees Support Pots Support Trees

Mature trees support their still-potted adolescent friend.

Secure Pot Plant Construction
Secure Pot Plant Construction

There’s no shame in tying a few pots up on your wall with a bit of old rope!

Urban Garden Boundary
Urban Garden Boundary

Claiming urban space for gardening is simple.

Green Wall in Pot Plants
Green Wall in Pot Plants

Strategic pot plant placement creates a makeshift green wall in Shibuya.

Gathered Tree in Plastic Twine
Gathered Tree in Plastic Twine

Aesthetically pleasing and responsible.

Wild Curbside Reigned in
Wild Curbside Reigned in

Respect, privacy, decoration.

Simple Planter Tiered Garden
Simple Planter Tiered Garden

Planters on planters.

Simple Riverside Pots
Simple Riverside Pots

Boundary extension in pots.

Postal Garden
Postal Garden

A very practical and compact construction.

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

Smoko space, storage, garden and shed.

Expressways divide neighborhoods and repel people
Expressways divide neighborhoods and repel people

These massive structures are the opposite of the small lanes that make Tokyo feel so village-like and livable.

Shibuya Greening Project – 「街をきれいに!」
Shibuya Greening Project – 「街をきれいに!」

What happens when disembodied forces try to impose beauty on the city…

Up in the Air in Shibuya
Up in the Air in Shibuya

From my vantage point on the 5th floor of an Aoyama Dori office building I check on the progress of a number of rooftop gardens which are invisible from down below…..