If you’ve walked along the early blocks of Clement Street recently, you may have noticed small planter boxes affixed to parking meters and the occasional sign pole.
The Fleurt staff wasn’t sure, so he stopped in at the Sloat Garden Center on 3rd Avenue just off Clement to inquire. They didn’t know either.
Derek made a final stop at Foggy Notion on 6th Avenue just off Clement – they also have a planter on the meter outside their store. But despite them being a likely, arty source for something like this, they plead innocent, telling Derek it is “just some guy beautifying the neighborhood”.
So it remains a mystery who is installing these little botanical delights, and caring for them. Most of them house small succulents and other drought resistant plants.
Any readers know the mystery gardener? Leave a comment to let us know.
UPDATE: A commenter named “pole gardener” has confessed to installing these tiny gardens, writing “I’m glad you like the gardens, I’m the person putting them up. I would invite all of you to maintain/adopt them as you see fit, including watering and replanting. I was working on building planters for very small spaces, which included staircase gardens when I came up with this idea. I don’t have a garden, wish i did, so these seem to do the trick. I think remaining anonymous is preferable.”
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