Guerilla Gardening - gardening on the sly in public places - takes up the fight against ugliness and neglect. It strives to add color and value, while bringing smiles, through plants. Common guerilla gardening acts include seed bombing vacant lots, tucking tiny gardens into potholes and planting up medians with flowers or vegetables.
Two people in the international realm of guerilla gardening have gained renown for their creativity; one in the artistic sense and the other in the James Bond ingenuity sense.
Tiny garden vignettes, along London’s walkways, are the forte of Steve Wheen. Known as The Pothole Gardener, Wheen has even done a special installation of pothole gardens for Milan’s Fashion week. You can check out his creations on his website or in his book; The Little Book of Little Gardens from Dokument Press
If gadgets and intrigue are more your style, give this video a look as Vanessa Harden and an unidentified agent show off stealth gardening implements hidden in cameras, shoes and fashionable bags.