I had to make a work trip this week to a city in the southern part of the US. I am not going to name this city as I am afraid I don't have anything good to say about it. I am living in a depressing concrete jungle this week. Being here has made me realize that even a large city can have an abundance of trees and plants. As you can see, this one does not...
I have been lucky enough to travel a lot and cities like Singapore, London, NYC and many more, and all of them have really embraced the idea that you can combine concrete and living plants. I recall visiting a city in Austria that decided instead of normal trees they were going to plant fruit trees so that everyone could enjoy a tasty apple when in town. I don't understand why more cities don’t use fruit/ vegetable plants in landscaping. I was super impressed last weekend when I was walking on the Kirkland Corridor path when I saw blueberries planted on the Google campus. Blueberries are lovely bushes in their own right and of course they also produce delicious fruit.
I heading back to the green of the PNW tomorrow…thankfully :)