Off I went with a friend last week to points north. The midpoint stop of our journey was Quebec City. Surrounded by stone ramparts with arched entry gates, the old city there is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and dates back to the early 1600s. It is also very much a living and breathing 21st part of the city with apartments, shops, restaurants, banks and tons of tourists. What surprised me were the contemporary containers.
Artistic and original, they were throughout the city as window boxes, freestanding freestanding bowls or wall mounts.
Plants were combined with other materials from chicken wire, to painted bamboo poles to 1 x 1 boards nailed together in a wild cascade.
Some were planted and maintained by the city (the container above was one of several) and others by businesses and residents.
There were many more than what I’ve shared here…another post may be in order once I’ve had a chance to unpack and digest all I saw.