HALIFAX – Pocket plants seem to be taking Canadian cities by storm. When I first blogged about (poster) pocket plants in Toronto, rumour had it that something similar had also been spotted in Halifax. Well, the rumours are true: they can be found on North Street just west of Windsor.
While they might not be quite as attention-grabbing as their Toronto counterparts, these wire-meshed pocket plants seem far more likely to attain some longevity by making it through the winter. Each pocket holds far more soil and a hardier plant seems to be growing rather than the flowers planted in Toronto. They are also attached to a wooden pole—rather than the metal pole used in Toronto—making them far better suited to weathering Halifax’s wet climate than cut-out posters would have been.
I wonder who designed/planted them?
photo by Jake Schabas