Zip Tie Garden Inspiration

Before the mad rush of holiday preparation began I spent a leisurely afternoon walking in New York. I wasn’t looking for garden inspiration, but I found it.

Flaming Cactus from The Animus Arts Collective was still up in Astor Place. I’ve used zip ties for a variety of garden projects, but this transcended those. Similar to the yarn bombs in Pioneer Square in Seattle, Flaming Cactus transformed Astor Place into more than a walk through…I wanted to explore a place I’d been to and through thousands of times.

The cube and cactus at Astor Place
Looking across Astor Place from Cooper Union
The old Cooper Union building and a cactus
Cactus on 4th Avenue
Detail of a Flaming Cactus

I can think of a hundred things I now want to cover in zip ties…dead trees and lone fence posts being the first ones. You?

2 thoughts on “Zip Tie Garden Inspiration

  1. Our family decided not to go all out for Christmas this year, instead we’d share things we had. Susan, I gave my brother 4 sizes of ZIP TIES!! The biggest I got at a fair from the pipe and drape people. It was 3 feet long!! (2 together lashed my wobbly pipes to the cement pillar!)

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