Life in the city can get kind of bleak. Why not add a little extra life?
My wife loves to knit and I love to plant, so we decided to combine our passions to create these plant pockets. She knits them up, I fill them with soil and plants, and we’ve started leaving them around town.
Plant-wise, the trick is to plant them with things that are hardy enough to thrive in neglect. So in these photos you can see an Echeveria and an Aeonium – two plants that do quite well unattended in our climate.
The acrylic thread should pick up water from rain and fog, but there’s so little soil in them, I’m not worried about rot. And these particular plants are happy to grow in shallow containers, and fine to go for long periods of drought.
If people leave them alone, they could grow for quite a while just fine. I hope they bring a smile to the face of anyone who encounters them.
If you’re a knitter and would like to make one yourself, Heather’s posted instructions.