The Crack Garden


Photo credits: Kevin Conger (top left), Nancy Conger (top right), Tom Fox (bottom)

The Crack Garden is an award-winning project by CMG Landscape Architecture in San Francisco, California. The project transforms a desolate concrete landscape into a lush garden:

Inspired by the tenacious plants that pioneer the tiny cracks of urban landscapes, a backyard is transformed through hostile takeover of an existing concrete slab by imposing a series of "cracks". The rows of this garden contain a lushly planted mix of herbs, vegetables, flowers, and rogue weeds retained for their aesthetic value.

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Is this where I go for the five o'clock free crack giveaway? The name makes me think of the Dave Chappelle crack addict character Tyrone Biggs. I'm trying to figure out if CMG was kidding with the title and if the ASLA jury was aware of the joke.
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@Gail Pink

Maybe "The Cement Garden" would have been better:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cement_Garden

"In The Cement Garden, the father of four children dies. His death is followed by the death of the children's mother. In order to avoid being taken into care, the children hide their mother's death from the outside world by encasing her corpse in cement in their basement. Two of the siblings, a teenage boy and girl, enter into an incestuous relationship, while the younger son starts to experiment with transvestism."

You just can't win with this thing. Whichever way you go it conjures up images of drugs, incest and mayhem.
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