Thursday, 22 April 2010

Turning a - into a +

Beautiful bloggie friends – how does one cover up an ugly and hazardous pothole?

By planting a miniature garden in them!!

Like how this guy, Steve Wheen, does.


Or this guy Pete Dungey and his own version of pothole gardening:


Wouldn’t it be lovely if we were able to fill our own personal potholes with something as sublime, beautiful and positive?

Of course these little wonders of beauty don’t last very long – traffic and pollution kill them eventually – but for a few hours, even days, they brighten something as dull and dead as tarmac and perhaps inspire one or two to do the same.

Charlie says: I like these pots better!




Have an flower-filled Thursday everyone!

29 comments:

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow, that is so cute that they plant little pothole gardens - you don't see anything like that around here. It is too bad they don't last long though. I would definitely have to go around!

And Lola says Hi Charlie!! (I mean, we all do but Lola especially)

Beth said...

Lovely post and even lovelier thoughts! Hugs to Charlie!

Milton said...

Yer, a good 'un Old Kitty!

Milt x

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Mom love miniatures! Those are all cool pictures! Especially that last one!

Katnip Lounge said...

Personal potholes. What a concept. I'm going to view my problems like this from now on. I like it!
xx Kat Mom

Brian said...

I hope you and Charlie have a fantastic Thursday! I loved the pothole garden, that is so purrfect!

Love Meow said...

What a fantastic idea! There are so many potholes in Chicago. People were complaining about it. They should have thought about planting flowers so the city would be less gloomy and more lively.

Ann said...

What a wonderful idea. Fill potholes with beautiful flowers. I am all for it. Mind you it could be dangerous though.

Have a wonderful colourful bright Day!

Theresa Milstein said...

The first picture reminds me of Alice and Wonderland.

When plants and flowers grow, even temporarily, in little patches of dirt surrounded by cement and tar, it fills me with hope. It's like the wild wants to take over, as much as we try to tame it.

Charlie is always the voice of reason.

The Creek Cats said...

Ha! That's quite inventive and cute!

Susan Fields said...

I just love the little chair and book next to the flower - how cheerful! I can see those flowers in the pothole getting squished pretty quickly, but what a lovely idea.

Plain Jane said...

Have I told you lately that I love Charlie? He just keeps looking better and better.

Bossy Betty said...

Love that idea! I also want that cat on my lap now.

Niki said...

lovely post :o) Aren't they risking life and limb planting in the middle of a road?!?

Not enough hours! said...

How wonderful to be able to create beauty in such situations.

~ Rayna

fairyhedgehog said...

What a lovely idea!

Kea said...

What a fabulous idea! Yes, if only we filled our own personal potholes with beauty.

BTW, our city streets are so bad, if we filled all the potholes with flowers we'd have endless gardens. Rather a lovely thought! :-)

Brigid said...

That is so lovely, nature wins over ugliness, all for that.

Alexandra Crocodile said...

How nice! What a positive thing to do:) It certainly got me in a better mood!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Pot hole gardens - a great idea especially near where we live!!
Hi Charlie hope your feeling good today.

laughingwolf said...

a potted or potty, charlie? ;) lol

good ideas, all... too bad we, for the most part, don't get it! :(

tekorin said...

What a lovely idea!!
We have a Bonsai culture here in Japan.
Maybe we can think about the tiny bonsai garden,too!!

Talli Roland said...

How brilliant. We have a giant pothole outside our flat and I'd love to plant some flowers in it, but I fear I might get run over!

Charlie is SO lovely!

Milton said...

Muttie says (sigh, she's doing it again!) thanks so much for the namecheck on Talli's blog :) She's right too, Muttie often finds it's mostly US writing bloggers she comes across.

Milt xx

hampshireflyer said...

Apparently we're going to have more potholes than ever before because all that ice got into them over the winter and cracked them open. Or that's the latest excuse round here for putting up the council tax.

Oh well - more space for gardens... :)

ABBY said...

Brilliant ideas!

Hi Charlie
We agrees wif yoo!

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

notesfromnadir said...

Pothole gardening ... great concept! Thanks for posting that pic it really made me chuckle! :)

TK said...

Excellent post! We hopes you and Charlie are doing well!
TK

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So pretty! The NYC streets would look like a large garden as there are so mnay pot holes after winter!