We live in loft in downtown Minneapolis. Our green space is a center courtyard. Two years ago a 50 foot tall Oak tree died and was cut down leaving an empty and ugly planter box. This year i got approval for a new tree and and a budget for plants. I wanted something fun and was inspired by Dale Chihuly's garden installations.
A few trips to the neighborhood nursery, farmer's market, Home Depot and Homegoods yielded us our new garden. An Inverleith Scotch Pine surrounded by classic blue hydrangeas and wave petunias anchors the box. The glass pieces ($9.99-$16.99) add a touch of whimsy. Mini globe solar lights outline the perimeter of the box. The front pots were also updated to go with our art moderne building. lastly we have heirloom tomato and herb pots. Next up is to checkerboard the dirt patch at the end of the box with stone squares and sod.
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