Tim Kiser's photos with the bushes

4 good BB&T parking lot trees.

4 good BB&T parking lot trees.
4 was a good choice of number. I cannot name the kind.

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In downtown Owensboro, Kentucky, on January 3rd, 2016, trees at the northeast corner of West 3rd Street and St. Elizabeth Street.

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Library of Congres…
Added on October 12, 2016

Stripes liker.

Stripes liker.
There are 14 curbs in the lineup at the center of the picture. NOT INCLUDING THE ONES IN THE RIGHTHAND DISTANCE. They were fun to count!

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In downtown Owensboro, Kentucky, on January 3rd, 2016, at the northeast corner of West 3rd S…
Added on October  2, 2016

A bronze sculpture titled "Eternal Flame." It's from 1986.

A bronze sculpture titled "Eternal Flame." It's from 1986.
According to the text carved into its base, it's supposed to be a flame "represent[ing] the light of knowledge." Okay!

It makes sense that knowledge is light and fire is bronze. Personally when it comes to light, I prefer ambient sunlight to having to wo…
Added on November 10, 2016

All of us, cultivating lifelong connoisseurships of unintentional absurdities of shrubbery balls, on the internet.

All of us, cultivating lifelong connoisseurships of unintentional absurdities of shrubbery balls, on the internet.
In downtown Bristol, Virginia, on December 26th, 2013, TriSummit Bank on the east side of Lee Street, north of State Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
SB435.5 Ornamental shrubs—United States—Pictorial works.
SB463…
Added on June 27, 2015

Landscaping and nonlandscaping, with a concrete wall between them.

Landscaping and nonlandscaping, with a concrete wall between them.
I often see this style of wall used for shielding people's eyes from views of dumpsters. And the woodland beyond it is just as ugly as a dumpster, right?

Here we can see that the bed of White Gravel is planted with scraps of shrubbery.

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Added on June  4, 2015

Nonbanking carport with its letters removed so we'll know it's nonbanking. No ATM.

Nonbanking carport with its letters removed so we'll know it's nonbanking. No ATM.
The "Cameron State Bank" was bought by "IberiaBank" in 2011. Gross!

That little sign on the carport support pole reads "FACILITY MANAGEMENT PARKING ONLY."

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In downtown Lake Charles, Louisiana, on July 13th, 2014, a structure at t…
Added on October 12, 2014

Movement toward "In Style" storefront security grille during roadwork.

Movement toward "In Style" storefront security grille during roadwork.
"WHAT GETS SOLD IN THAT," I bellowed to the empty street as I pointed at the shop.

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In downtown Louisville, Kentucky, on March 6th, 2014, a storefront on the west side of South 4th Street, south of Guthrie Street.

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Added on August  1, 2014

Waterslide to flowerpot.

Waterslide to flowerpot.
These ramps are more appealing than other kinds of downspouts. All of the waters from the rooftop get accumulated into a waterfall for the flowers to drink up.

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In downtown Louisville, Kentucky, on March 1st, 2014, outside the "…
Added on July 17, 2014

NEW FASTER DIGITAL PICTURE MACHINE.

NEW FASTER DIGITAL PICTURE MACHINE.
MAKES PICTURES CARDS CDEFG.

To not have that planter surrounded by bumper poles is to invite cars to ram it: Willkommen!

All my life I have puked anytime I have seen Swiss-chalet-style historicism.

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In downtown Sugarcreek, Ohio,…
Added on May  1, 2014

A sunny AT&T morning in downtown Flint.

A sunny AT&T morning in downtown Flint.
Think about all of the downtowns of smallish U.S. cities you have seen in which microwave tower contraptions in the sky are especially visually prominent, relative to their surroundings.

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In downtown Flint, Michigan, on May 26th, 2…
Added on October 31, 2013

Good bush for landscaping this gravel and wall area in Indiana.

Good bush for landscaping this gravel and wall area in Indiana.
This is fine. I can't immediately think of anything I'd do differently.

If nobody has any other comments to make, why don't we move on to our next stop, which promises to show an interesting response to a more difficult and unusual design problem than t…
Added on September 26, 2013

Chopping off the sides of the shrubbery more severely on one side than on the other.

Chopping off the sides of the shrubbery more severely on one side than on the other.
Here is a method I saw for tending to situations in which a lineup of shrubs separates a sidewalk from a parking lot. This one is in Peoria, Illinois.

The landscaper distinguished between the shrubs' street sides and parking lot sides, giving flattene…
Added on February  2, 2013

Ha ha drainage system.

Ha ha drainage system.
We're rolling toys and cups and whatever else we feel like down a slide at the edge of a "Bojangles Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits" fast food parking lot and into the swamp water of a South Carolina roadside ditch. Damn I'd sure hate to encounter a water mocc…
Added on January  8, 2013

Unusual bldg.

Unusual bldg.
Which came first, the bed of landscaping shrubbery or the corner into which it is tucked.

Or: Which came first, the idea for the former or the idea for the latter.

Boy this area of gravel in the foreground sure is gettin weedy, pretty soon a man might h…
Added on December 24, 2012

"Playful" trees idea for downtown Terre Haute streetscaping.

"Playful" trees idea for downtown Terre Haute streetscaping.
I could have forgiven myself for thinking for a minute that somehow I had ended up someplace in California!, but nope, this is Terre Haute.

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In downtown Terre Haute, Indiana, on August 30th, 2011, at the northeast corner of Walnut…
Added on September 22, 2012

Streetside plantings.

Streetside plantings.
Think of the tiresome boredom of having to walk through this section of Champaign Illinois were there not these topiary to see. Aside from these topiary there's nothing around here I much care to look at.

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In downtown Champaign,…
Added on August 11, 2012

This one's called "Small Shallow Puddles."

This one's called "Small Shallow Puddles."
Don't it [water] make my pink dirt brown! These puddles have handrailings & juniperus landscaping.

Had that old Fountain Formation red sandstone back there not gotten uplifted to the diagonal, back during the Laramide orogeny, you could feel like you…
Added on November  2, 2011

"We shall scratch up all to hell the corneæ of all who dare to approach our gas meters."

"We shall scratch up all to hell the corneæ of all who dare to approach our gas meters."
I figure sticky & scratchy shrubbery were chosen for the site as part of a package of graffiti-abatement measures -- but must those who merely wish to innocently touch the gas meters be drawn into the same preëmptive punishments?

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Added on May 24, 2011