Are you all ready for another San Francisco garden...I hope so...'cause here it is! This garden was created in the space between brick apartment buildings in the Tenderloin district of downtown San Francisco. Designed and maintained by James Pettigrew (isn't that a character from Harry Potter?) and Sean Stout. The two run a design business under the name Organic Mechanics.
I have to say that THIS is the garden that I imagined when I envisioned what a "San Francisco Garden" would look like. Seriously, can't you just imagine Anna Madrigal lounging out here?
...as was creative re-use of materials...LOVE this gate!
They even had a parrot...which was super-friendly and very curious. He seemed intrigued by all the silly creatures swarming around him.
While no one plant really captured my imagination, it was the sense of enclosure and being in an oasis that I took away from this garden...it was almost like being transported to another world, for a brief moment. I tip my hat to the Organic Mechanics for creating such a delightful space in an unlikely place!