Guerilla Gardens in Public Spaces

Last week I saw this awesome article on PingMag about flowerpot gardens in Japan. The article talks about Tokyo and it’s severe lack of green space, and how people in the city are changing the landscape with potted plants. People have taken to putting plants in every part of the sidewalks to put some of the nature back in Tokyo.

Reading the article, it made me think of my own apartment building, which has a nice green lawn in the front, but in the back where I am, there’s only concrete. I would love to get a ton of potted plants to put all around my front door and the area around it.
Can anyone suggest any good places for plants in LA? Or any good plants in general that grow really well here? Any green thumb info would totally helpful!


January 14, 2008