Wednesday, March 27, 2013
When Gardens Crawl Up a Wall
Someone left a bike unlocked,
in the middle of a garden.
But I doubt that anyone will steal it,
being suspended twenty feet up,
on the side of a wall,
that serves as a backdrop for a restaurant a few blocks away from the Zocolo in Mexico City.
The plants on the wall grow in little pockets of felt-like fabric,
that look like an extension of this much older approach of putting ceramic pots on a wall.
The swirly patterns of the wall garden are reminiscent of these swirls of boxwood that serve as a pruned understory in a mini-forest in a Coyoacan plaza,
and this traditional motif on a wall along a narrow street that leads to the plaza.
A post from 2009 about a similar garden in Madrid can be found at this link.