Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Storefrontgardens.com


Recently my good neighbour and friend Gayla Trail collaborated with me on a new project which documents the phenomenon of storefront gardens. The main inspiration came from a Variety Store that had the most interesting collection of plants in the window. Some of the plants are unusual, if not rare, such as a lovely flowering Pinguicula. Most touching is the hand written sign saying "This is our Garden. Plants not for Sale"

3 comments:

Helen said...

Barry, Looks like they're growing these in orchid pots. Do you think the porosity would make them ideal for growing succulents?

The best thing about these storefront gardens is the size of the windows.

Barry Parker said...

I think they are Chinese bonsai pots ( or should that be Penjing?).
Although not as porous as European terra cotta, they do have large drainage holes and are excellent for growing succulents

Barry Parker said...

I think they are Chinese bonsai pots ( or should that be Penjing?).
Although not as porous as European terra cotta, they do have large drainage holes and are excellent for growing succulents