Thursday, March 31, 2011

A planted piano...

What the? Yes, it really is a planted piano. There were also planters disguised as drums used as containers for a vine working its way up to a planted roof. And a guitar neck holding back some potentially unruly grass. All of this along a very busy street in North Portland. There is even a small pond. Stopping to take these pictures I finally got it! The plantings are next to Ethos Music Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of music and music-based education for youth in under served communities. Looks like they are also promoting fun gardening.

14 comments:

  1. Love it!!
    There was a huge flower bloom piano at year's Canada Blooms - this is much more practical
    very cool, your neighbourhood is so stylish!

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  2. I totally get it and so will our 15 year old that plays instruments and is in the marching band..

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  3. wow my BF would like that :)

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  4. Very cool. Not that I'm ready to sacrifice my piano to the great outdoors and gardening. But fun to see those pictures.

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  5. Gives new meaning to the term "theme garden".

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  6. Fun! You have to wonder why anyone would give their baby grand to the effort, though...

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  7. I love all of them, but the piano is really cool. Portland is such a great city, we had fun looking at all the gardens when we visited last June.

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  8. Bravo for this organization. Music and gardening should go hand in hand. Thanks for sharing these photos! There is no end to the creativity of people.

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  9. you should tell portlandia about this place! ; )
    satire aside, very cool discovery!

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  10. That looks fun alright! Love the piano, not sure about the pansies but there's something ethereal about the concept. And good on them for including a pond too :)I could do with some of those big boulders myself.

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  11. Love it...clever and fitting, love the re-purposing of objects. I thought the same thing as Mulch Maid...hopefully the piano had already suffered som irreparable damage :-)

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  12. seems like you like unusual thorny plants, check out this tropical palm :
    zombia antillarum

    Sure you'll love it ! :)

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    1. Oh my gosh! Love it indeed, that trunk is beyond fabulous. Thank you!

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