Pothole Gardens

Myth or fact: pothole gardens? Apparently it's true and although I haven't seen one yet, I'm intrigued by the idea. As a random act of kindness people plant beautiful blooming gardens in those dreary potholes in the road.

Now it's snowing full force in Toronto, so gardens are the farthest thing from my mind. However, coming across this idea made my day just a little bit brighter.

It's really quite brilliant. Not only does it add beauty to nasty craters in the road, but I bet it also helps drivers swerve to avoid hitting them and banging up their cars. If we can put our time and energy into making something so simple as a pothole look pretty, just think of all the good deeds we are capable of doing. Thank you pothole planters. I applaud you all for having such a wonderful way of seeing the world and reminding others that we can find beauty in just about anything.

Once the snow melts, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for one of these.


  1. I agree that's an absolutely beautiful and loving project. Definitely a day-brightener for me, too.