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The Concrete Jungle 2002

Physical description:
1 folder+ 13 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
The Concrete Jungle (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date:
2002
Notes:
The Concrete Garden is in a small yard behind a Philadelphia row house. The entire yard was covered with concrete at one point for its use as an outdoor cafe. The owner is a well-known Philadelphia artist and teacher, as well as an avid horticulturist. The yard is enclosed with a tall plank fence. The tops of each board have been cut by the owner into abstract shapes. The owner has also sculpted a large wooden piece. A network of boards criss-crosses the top of the garden. Every plant is housed in a large, bright blue plastic container. There are 110 of these 26-gallon tubs plus a variety of 5-gallon buckets and pots scattered throughout the garden area. Plantings here include varieties of tomatoes, peppers, fruit, flowers, and herbs.
Organizations associated with the garden include VFW Post (former owners).
Summary:
The folder includes a work sheet and garden plan.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA624000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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