New York City is nicknamed the "Concrete Jungle" and with good reason! It's a fascinating place bustling with activity. People, buses, cars, buildings, street vendors, sidewalk dining, eclectic shops. All part of what makes NYC great.
In June, I happened to be in the city for the day and wandered past this beautiful planting "box" along the sidewalk at the base of the tree. I was so impressed by the variety of plants in such a small space that made it unique. So often, you see street plantings will the basic Imatiens, Begonias or Liriope. And while these are great and serve its purpose, its always a welcome surprise to find something different.
This "box" had a wrought iron cage around it to act as protection and was filled with various types of Coleus, Strobilanthes dyerianus (Persian Sheild), Imperata Cylindrica (Blood Grass), Nicotiana, Lantana, Pentas lanceolata (Star Cluster). Whoever put this together, I say "Nice Job!"