San Francisco-based urban knitter Heather Powazek Champ and guerrilla gardener Derek Powazek decided to combine their forces and came up with the the very best of both worlds. The couple started installing so-called ‘plant pockets’, low-maintenance species in beautifully hand-knitted yarn pockets, all over San Francisco. They call their project “Plantbombing,” and it combines Heather’s love of “urban knitting” and Derek’s skill at gardening.
Using yarn, a bit of soil, and some hardy plants, the result is a hands-off, smile-inducing work of art. Derek gives some advice on selecting suitable species like Echeveria and Aeonium – two plants that do quite well in San Francisco climate. Do it yourself : all details are on their websites….