Tiny Street Gardens Give Cheer

Was in downtown Edmonds, WA the other morning and noticed this gorgeous parking strip. Downtown Edmonds is full of colorful, nicely designed corners. I’m always impressed. It’s amazing how tiny gardens can make a brief walk from the car to a shop such a cheery experience. Even in earlyish spring. Some of the plants here are Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon,’ Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart,’ Rheum palmatum ‘Atrosanguineum,’ (which will rapidly outgrow that spot,) hosta (possibly sieboldiana and a yellow cultivar,) Hachonechloa macra ‘Aurea,’ Helleborus argutifolius, etc.

Parking strip
Dayton St and 6th Ave S, Edmonds, WA

The keepers of these strips must have wisely amended the soil heavily (notice the mulch!) because all of the plants around windy, seaside Edmonds are already further along than the ones in my yard, which have a more protected area and more sun.

This little experience made my day. Anyone have a tiny street garden photo to share?

Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’

2 thoughts on “Tiny Street Gardens Give Cheer

  1. Ooh, yes. I’ll send on Monday. It’s not a tiny street garden, but it’s my walk to take Asha to school. I’ve no idea what kind of trees I’m looking at, but they make me smile some mornings!


  2. Oh that looks vibrant, colorful and nice, especially the yellow one which look so much like spring and sun 🙂
    I saw that mulch and I think you are right, they did the work with utter care and dedication. Thanks for the wonderful post!


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