Watch the Butterfly
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|A closer look at the right hand side
|Even closer -- isn't that hanging on the wall cool? It's a map of the world with a recess at the bottom for planting.
|Mmmm -- Macarons.....
|Here's another nice grouping in this bowl on the floor
|I also loved this reuse of a fish tank with a wooden top with a cutout for the tall plant to grow through
|More staghorn fersn -- I love that one high on the wall support with a Bromeliad stuffed in beside it
|A closer look at the left hand side
|I loved all the use of natural wood and rope in this garden.
|Kim is an artist who works in concrete, and made the hanging pots
|The large pot on the lower left also contains some of the concrete seedpods that Kim makes
|Even the croissants look orange in this photo
|My one quibble with this garden is the curtains -- even close up like this, you still can't see what's on the first third of the shelves
|Every garden had bright pink signs on them (difficult to crop out of photos) admonishing people not to step into the display, so I had to lean in with my iPhone to see what was behind the curtain on the shelf
|Here's the left hand side, with the same problem
|Unfortunate that this cool baby head planter and claw foot candleholder were obscured from casual observers
|Pseudopanax ferox in the tall rustic cream-colored container is endemic to New Zealand, and the small bronze pot on the far left contains an Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt,' also from the Antipodes
|I did like the big trunk dressed up as Treebeard the Ent from Lord of the Rings, which was filmed in New Zealand
|More 'Cousin Itt,' a Phormium and a Norfolk pine
|I like this heavy, rustic square-edged container, reminiscent of a chimney pot -- in fact, I loved all the containers in this display
|Oh macrame! Everything old is new again. I loved it when I was a twenty-something too (back in the Stone Age). I bet Generation Z thinks they invented it.
|This is a lovely container, and the plants are cold hardy too
|I applaud the reuse of the pallet, but I wish now I'd taken a closer look at that gnarly wooden plant stand
|A closer look at the galvanized metal containers
|The tallest plant in the containers here was Feijoa sellowiana (Pineapple guava), a great plant
|I like the faux brick treatment, but not the half-height bit that hides the city -- since City Living is the point of these gardens
|This faux window is fun, but the window edge needs some kind of treatment to make it look more like a window
|Damn that tank is ugly. If I had this in my garden I think I'd disguise it to look like a Dalek.
|After the winter we've had, those terra cotta pots would not have survived
|The day I visited the poor little Violas were gasping
|i don't quite get the combination of bonsai with bright spring bulbs and vases full of Protea blooms
|I do like the iea of giving substance to a rickety-looking arbor frame by using what looks like Arctostaphylos limbs
|Close up it looks like there are tiny beads embedded in the resin