SOUTH PHILLY WINDOW STYLE
PLANTS + PUPS OF SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
South Philadelphia–known for its colorful Italian markets, colorful characters, and colorful windows.
You only have to walk at most a block to see some sort of highly cultivated window display–generally some mix of religious artefacts, floral installations (real or, often, fake), or watchful creatures protecting their household from ruffians and solicitors alike.
This post spotlights two South Philadelphia windowbox installs–a large, 3′ wrought iron planter with copper insert, and one of a pair of smaller 2′ cocoa-fiber windowboxes.
Inspired by the silvery mirrored walls, red blush, and black asian lacquered tchotchkes, these window boxes share similar elements in red celosa flowers and silverleaf foliage.
Featured also: ever vigilant guardians of the stoop and window.
South Philadelphia’s Passyunk Avenue is a burgeoning hub of food and flora alike. Keep an eye out for the “Gateway to Passyunk” installation under construction currently @ Broad & Passyunk Avenue, and enjoy also the planters decorating the Singing Fountain @ Tasker & Passyunk.