You know what I like about living downtown? Nice restaurants? Well sure, it is great to walk down the street for a nice meal and
bottle glass of wine. Look, this little bee flew in to dine, how posh! “Bonjour Monsieur Bumble, table pour un?”
I also really enjoyed this fabulous urban garden I just happened upon while out on my bike ride. It’s called ‘Peace Garden Park’. Prior to 1913, 103 Avenue used to be called ‘Peace’ Avenue and ‘Garden Park’ reflect’s the dual purpose of this redeveloped land.
It’s a little slice of heaven growing up surrounded by apartments and concrete sidewalks. The plan is set in a circle. The paths are made of recycled rubber, a water feature trickles away the day smack dab in the center.
There’s a group of raised beds as well as garden beds. Even their garden shed was divine. Someone’s done a fab mural, Monet would have smiled. The garden was made possible by partnerships with The City Of Edmonton and Sustainable Food Edmonton.
Would be gardeners pay $20 a season, plus their regular community dues. I could stand here and smell the Sweet Peas all day long. I grew them by the hundreds all along Buddy’s dog kennel at the lake. It was fun to bundle them up into an empty jam jar for Karen next door, I really miss her.
I really fancied this one garden, it displayed a very balanced planting of both veggies and flowers. The left side perfectly mirrored the planting’s on the right (note to self: copy that idea in future new home).
I think they’ll be extra happy at harvest time, things are looking very promising. Well now, this has been a nice surprise, you just never know what you’ll find along the way.
PS, I followed the rules, but what are you eating from your garden this week?