The plants are not all that inspiring, but it doesn’t matter…the rusted metal and dark painted brick carry this show.
Cement block and stucco are other favorite materials. I saw this out of the corner of my eye cruising by at 40 mph and had to turn around to get a better look.
I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. I love the wall…with the peek-a-boo squares; it’s the iron bits that I’m not sure about.
But no doubt about it, I love their choice of plant material, Horsetail rush. Contained by cement it can’t possibly get out of hand right? And these folks are serious about keeping it upright…they’ve ran strands of plastic filament to keep each of them in check.
It's no secret, I do love stock tank planters. This one set on the sidewalk unplanted for months. I’ve lost track of how long it sat there. Since it’s next to a restaurant I thought they might fill it with herbs, or veggies. Nope.
The shocking turquoise wall called out for some striking plants, like this Opuntia. I have to say it…this combo is just yummy. Yummy.
The lime-green Sedum rupestre 'Angelina' is also a nice contrast to the wall color.
I drive buy this cute little house after leaving one of my favorite nurseries. The small retaining wall in the lawn, painted to match the house, is a nice touch.
Around back they have a privacy wall surrounding their patio.
I really wanted to peek through one of those windows to see what the patio looked like. But that just seemed a little rude.
I did stand just to the side of one of the windows to capture this image…don’t you just love how the wavy trunks inside the wall mirror the wavy metal?
The last wall is really more of a fence, although fences generally keep people out, animals in, or some combination of that sort. With its large gaps this one doesn’t fulfill that prerequisite. Maybe it’s a screen?