7.10.2007

Guerrilla flowerboxes


Street artist Posterchild takes on guerilla gardening in this project, in which flowerboxes filled with celosia plants were erected on telephone poles around Kensington Market in Toronto.

8 comments:

kermit johnson said...

I love it. I was surprised to learn that when the guerilla gardener returned, three plants had been watered already, and only one had been ripped out.

Melanie said...

super nice! i hope they get watered.

Mark said...

It's actually called Kensington Market, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

It's a fun place to shop for all kinds of things.

Paul Schmelzer said...

thanks, mark. i corrected the error.

charles said...

wow, this is inspireing, I always dream of ways to destroy things, someone found a way to make things nicer (and who is the jerk that ripped one out?)

Anonymous said...

Charles said: "...and who is the jerk that ripped one out?"

If these were here in the U.S., I'd say it was someone who thought the plant was some kind of Improvised Explosive Devise. An IED buried in the dirt maybe?

patric said...

Well, I hope the plants are native to the region. I hate it when morons do what they think are genuinely nice things only to mess everything up.

Anonymous said...

Sorry. I am a passonate gardener but this is just silly.
It's good it says "street artist" and not not "horticulturist".
This is just cruel and I'd rather see the effort go to another direction. Real parks and forests and places where these plants could stand a chance to survival.
Calin