Was in downtown Edmonds, WA the other morning and noticed this gorgeous parking strip. Downtown Edmonds is full of colorful, nicely designed corners. I’m always impressed. It’s amazing how tiny gardens can make a brief walk from the car to a shop such a cheery experience. Even in earlyish spring. Some of the plants here are Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon,’ Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart,’ Rheum palmatum ‘Atrosanguineum,’ (which will rapidly outgrow that spot,) hosta (possibly sieboldiana and a yellow cultivar,) Hachonechloa macra ‘Aurea,’ Helleborus argutifolius, etc.
The keepers of these strips must have wisely amended the soil heavily (notice the mulch!) because all of the plants around windy, seaside Edmonds are already further along than the ones in my yard, which have a more protected area and more sun.
This little experience made my day. Anyone have a tiny street garden photo to share?