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Great for city-dwellers with little or no garden space!
Yarnbombing — or the cozying up of the urban landscape with random acts of gorgeous knitting — has already been seen popping up in a number of cities. Now San Francisco-based urban knitter and guerilla gardeners Heather Powazek Champ and Derek Powazek have publicly come out with yarn bombing’s next evolution: planting low-maintenance species in beautifully hand-knitted yarn pockets all over their fair city.
Inspired after this year’s International Yarn Bombing Day, the husband and wife pair call their project “Plantbombing,” and it combines Heather’s love of “urban knitting” and Derek’s skill at gardening. Using yarn, a bit of soil, and some hardy plants, the result is a hands-off, smile-inducing work of art.
For those of you who want to try making your own plant pockets, Heather’s site provides the instructions to get started.
Urbangreens supports plantbombing
DIY How to Making of Patrick Blanc Style Greenwall Vertical Garden on Vimeo (by hippophagy)
“A few years ago I read about Patrick Blanc and his vertical gardens or greenwalls. When we designed our new apartment I had the chance to include a greenwall as the centerpiece for the main living space. The walls are easy to make and remarkable to see in person. I would be interested in consulting, installing, or just sharing my experience with anyone interested in one. m(at)blackcross.cc
This is a frame from a video. You can watch it on Vimeo.”
I love unique planters
Here’s the book planter how-to video
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