Here's another mural with the same idea: a mural in back and real plants in front. It's on the wall along the east side of the street at 1802 N. Dodge:
The word in the second close-up is BACKPACKING. I'm not sure what that's about. It looks like there might have been more words, painted on top of the original mural, that have peeled off over time? As always, I'll try to find someone there who can tell me. Or, if you know the story, please send email or write a comment below.
I took the photos on September 23, 2011.