Getting Attention

In a city brimming with charming buildings and, uh, unique people, it can be easy to go unnoticed in San Francisco. These rectangular planters, though, do an admirable job of being an eye-catching and dramatic addition to the sidewalk. The orange, crinkly leaves and bark of the Japanese maple leap like flames, offering an intense contrast with the dark modernity of the house in the background. Some sort…

Insanely low budget garden

This is one of the most creative and interesting gardens I have ever seen.  It’s a bunch of jade and aloe cuttings stuck into red painted plastic containers and aluminum cans.  The plants have a reddish hue and the combination against the blue is incredible.  Cheap, bold, compact, recycled, creative and on top of all that it’s all on a tiny plot covered with…