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Tokyo DIY Gardening Hands-on gardening for a crowded city

Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence
Trained Creeping Fence

Using many metres of plastic twine, a local coffee shop owner has trained a flowering creeper up and down both sides of the paved lane outside their shop.

Even though seemingly random, the complex web of twine takes a non-trivial amount of time, thought and effort to construct.

The web has been prepared to guide an independent creeper along the fence line of a vacant lot, creating a lush green waist high curtain.

I especially like the way the corners have been densely woven (images 8,9,10), enabling thick growth and thus a cool and shady habitat for insects, cats and other animals.

Materials:
Plastic Twine
Location: Akishima, Tokyo


3 Contributions
  1. fer

    This is a great idea! It sure must have been a lot of work, but the results are great.

    Oct 26, 2010

  2. Chris

    Yes, I really love this – using very simple and light materials the construction takes on a impressive scale, becoming a major intervention – yet one that is very temporary and reversible. Now it has almost entirely withered away…until next year.

    Nov 25, 2010

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