Concrete planters at southwest corner of 18th and Clark

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Don't Litter Don't Litter
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Concrete planters at southwest corner of 18th and Clark

  Can someone provide some information about the large planters located at the southwest corner of 18th and Clark.  Over the years I've noticed that there have been a smattering of things planted there (you might remember the big sunflowers), but it doesn't seem to be a coordinated effort.

  I get the impression that people who live near them use them, but this is confusing because they are the same style as those on State street south of 18th, but those appear to be tended by the city.
OverflowAmanda OverflowAmanda
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Re: Concrete planters at southwest corner of 18th and Clark

I know the guy who planted the sunflowers last year.  He had called the city to inquire about planting there since the city hasn't in years.  They told him he couldn't plant and might get in trouble (not sure what they would do) if he planted there.  He decided to do it anyway - he's a fan of plant graffiti type activity.  Upon reflection, he realized that his plants didn't get enough sun and required a lot of work for watering since the orange line tracks above block both sun and rain.  Additionally, he's moved to another neighborhood now.  He won't be planting there this year.  

Hope that's helpful.
brianbobcat brianbobcat
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Re: Concrete planters at southwest corner of 18th and Clark

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Looking at the planters, they look like the ones that were removed from the island on Roosevelt where the eastbound left turn lane into Roosevelt Collection now stands.  Anyone remember those being there prior to 2007 or so?  It does seem like a difficult place for plantings, and kinda sad they're just full of weeds.  Not sure what could go there though.