I like plants and green on the sidewalks like anyone else, but this looks quite ridiculous. As I’m a horticultural dunce, I have no idea what it is. At first sight, I thought that this mini-garden on Larkin might be bamboo (I’ve seen it on other streets), but it’s more like a sort of organic feather-duster. In any case, I think trees would be a much better choice. Unfortunately, some people are really opposed to them. Sigh.