I am so captivated and inspired by the flickr photostream of TsuyaTsuya Nemury.
The stream is filled with images are of Tokyo’s potted gardens. In a city where houses are small and gardens even smaller, most gardens are of the container variety.
I find it so interesting that our penchant in the US and UK (among other) is generally to mix and match plants to make container arrangements. Huge overflowing mixes of things that we try and color coordinate. Here it is the opposite.
In Tokyo it seems that the focus is on each plant individually and container gardens are a mix of pots and plants never sharing their space with each other. I find it beautifully textural, and I love the cluttered earthy feel to it.
I am also noticing the general lack of flowers. There are lots indoor/outdoor plants too.
This coffee table book material if you ask me. The flickr stream is huge with over 300 pitures; it was so hard to choose my favorites. If you have a few minutes to get lost in the streets of Tokyo and enjoy all these Urban container gardens head on over. What does it inspire in you?