My Neighbor Bob’s Urban Garden

     My neighbor Bob has created an unexpected  jungle paradise (complete with a bright blue Macaw named Barbra) on the sidewalks of South Philadelphia.  In addition to lush flowers, vines and elephant ear plants, Bob’s garden boasts an above ground wooden Koi pond complete with gurgling fountain and contented goldfish.  Loki, the aptly-named pussy cat,  has left the goldfish alone  in favor of  lying in wait under cars parked on the street, and terrorizing the hapless  pigeons who venture under  them to  escape the summer sun.

     Aside from window boxes,  most urban gardens are locked up in community land plots or in containers hidden from the street.   Bob shares his garden with the world.  You don’t need an invitation to smell the flowers, say hello to Barbara or play with Loki.  Bob’s urban garden has suffered surprisingly little vandalism which tells me that the passers by are truely enjoying this little nature sanctuary in the middle of a gritty urban landscape.  If you click on the “view all images” bar above, you can enjoy my neighbor Bob’s garden, too.

For more information on urban gardens, go to 
Rough Terrain Urban Gardens and
Urban Garden

8 responses to “My Neighbor Bob’s Urban Garden

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  4. Hey Martha! It appears that Barbara has made the news (and in a _good_ way. Today’s Daily News has a photo on page 6.

  5. Pingback: The View From My Front Door Bob’s Garden Summer 2014 | Ornamento·

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