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Finally, Woolly Pockets

This spring I felt like everyone had seen a Woolly Pocket garden, except me!  Well, I finally saw one; the garden is installed on the west-south-west side of the William F. Passannante Ballfield at Houston and Sixth Avenue in the Village.  (Click here for a photograph of the garden in progress at the Woolly Pockets blog.)  In a nutshell, the company describes Woolly Pocket products as "flexible, breathable, and modular gardening containers. They`come in two styles: those designed to be placed on horizontal surfaces, and those designed to be hung on walls for vertical gardening."  Chain link fence never looked this good!

(now known as) School Garden
A Wally

What's growing in this Woolly Pocket Garden? Thank you!

Note: this post was edited for clarity on June 16, 2011.


Center/Foreground: Sedum, looks like S. kamschaticum
Left: Hemerocallis
Right: Don't know

The first are both drought-tolerant.
Georgia said…
Thank you, Xris! Can you identify any of the plants in the second photograph?
Kelly Brenner said…
I love this! A restaurant down the street just had something similar installed on the railing that runs along the front of the building between the street and entry and they look very nice. The form of the pockets seems to soften the harder urban setting. And I love that they could go almost anywhere. I wonder how UV protected they are and what their lifespan is.
Unknown said…
Hi Kelly,

Woolly Pockets have two main components: the breathable felt and the built-in moisture barrier. The breathable portion is made of 100% recycled plastic bottles that have been industrially felted. The moisture barrier is made according to military standards for impermeability from 60% recycled plastic bottles. We stitch each pocket together by hand with a double lock stitch and strong, UV-resistant nylon thread.

Depending on the climate conditions, Woolly Pockets are estimated to have a lifespan of up to 20 or plus years.

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