Today we’re in Buffalo, New York, visiting with Joe Hopkins.
We’ve visited with Joe before (Color-Blind Plant Combinations). He gardens on a small, urban lot and is partially color blind, but he turns those potential difficulties into strengths with fearless color combinations and using countless pots to transform a paved driveway into more garden space. In addition to over a hundred pots filled with plants, he also gets creative with nontraditional containers, including twelve different foam wig forms turned into planters!
It’s hard to believe all this space is actually a driveway! Massing pots together with some chairs, tables, and even a lamp transforms this blank space into a garden.
This space is a full-on living room outside, with plants threatening to swallow up all the furniture, making it a lush jungle experience.
Choosing a succulent plant for a nontraditional container like this works well, because the small amount of soil will dry out quickly.
A little paint, some over-the-top sunglasses, and a mass of sedum for hair
An explosion of blue ornamental grass makes a hairstyle for this yellow wig head.
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