Saturday, January 3, 2009
Sidewalk Garden of Basil
Anyone familiar with Vancouver would know that this fascinating duplex is located in some other city. In fact, it is likely that the house was built before Vancouver existed. It is rented out to quite a number of residents, some of whom are interested in growing vegetables. Since the back yard is quite shady, and the front yard barely exists, one resident has taken to growing various types of basil in containers on the sunny front sidewalk. (The above photo taken in January does not show the placement of the pots of basil.) Remarkably, no one walking by disturbed the plants, although the gardener suspects that a tomato plant would provide more temptation.