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Wheen, a Google creative by day, says that "everyone wants something from you on the way to work," whether it be money or a charity sign-up. "My gardens are giving something back to the person passing by, even if it's just a smile," he says.
Almost all of Wheen's gardens have a motif, with the upcoming Olympic games in London being one his most popular themes. This particular minigarden features a small tree and rings mimicking those used in men's gymnastics.
This pothole garden has a more overt Olympic theme; it features the five rings that represent the five continents involved in the games.
Wheen celebrated Queen Elizabeth's 60-year jubilee in June 2012 with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. This garden was planted right outside of the Dalston eastern curve garden during the Chelsea Fringe festival in London.
"I've had some interesting people come along to garden with me. I can't believe I've now gardened with royalty," says Wheen.
Wheen has been gardening for years and has always thought that potholes make the perfect imperfect pot; he's all right with the idea of living with the urban landscape's imperfections. He says, "If there weren't potholes, I'd have no place for my little gardens."
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