Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘funny’

Huge rectangular shrub with basketball hoop embedded in it.

If you like oddities in urban space, plant-related or otherwise, @jesmcdowell‘s photos are for you. One of the funniest folks I know on Instagram, whom I’ve been following for almost four years now.

This is but one of Jes’s kooky finds. If anyone has an idea how this basketball hoop plant was grown/constructed, I could really use some theories.

Read Full Post »

A bush resembling a reclining person. Photo by Florian Bong-Kil Grosse.

“When I think about my first impressions of Korea, I see before all else overpopulated, hectic, noisy cities, modest, traditional architecture side by side with the ubiquitous functional yet disconsolate prefabricated housing blocks; I see Buddhist pagodas hemmed in by 8 lane traffic arteries…” writes Florian Bong-Kil Grosse about his new book of photography, Hanguk. This thoughtful, plant-appreciating Berlin artist shared some photos on this blog last year, and now we’d like to share his new publication and other recent work.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Old piano covered with living plants

 

This old piano, exploding with ivy and potted flowers, stands on a sidewalk in Brighton and Hove, UK. A passing urban plant aficionado shared it with us, asking to remain unnamed. Thank you, friend!

Read Full Post »

20131202-181231.jpg

Ever seen an old bicycle, repurposed as a planter, in a quaint grandmother’s garden, with pots of trailing vines attached to every available spot? These little grasses and weeds seem to aspire to the same romantic arrangement. Props to eagle-eyed Ms. Hustrulid, who just spotted this amazing interaction between sidewalk flora and sidewalk paint in San Francisco. For more of her photos, please visit her Instagram feed: @glovecompartment.

Read Full Post »

Information stand with books and a small sign reading "Ask a plant nerd"

Real live plant nerds are offering their knowledge to the public at San Francisco’s Mission Community Market every Thursday. Asking a question is free; they also have small, affordable young plants for sale, such as nasturtiums, plectranthus…

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Tree Attempting Escape from Unmarked White Van

In a recent comment, Phoebe reported: “I was driving to work from San Francisco, grabbed my camera, and took a shot through the windshield… Plants trying to escape from an unmarked white van. I smell a tree heist.”

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Wall display of square photos each showing Wolf Klein with an object balanced on his head: here, some dead Christmas tree matter and a kohlrabi

Wolf Klein runs a nomadic flower shop where all the flowers are photographs. Back in the day, he was also one of Urban Plant Research’s first readers. And, in more recent times, he’s been balancing things on his head. Some of them are plants.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »