Today is the second day of my garden walk and I wasn’t sure where to go first. I will follow up first with a walk I made with my daughters and grandchildren yesterday as we saw some nice vistas along our way. The girls wanted to weigh the babies so we walked over to our local health unit. We crossed a busy highway and walked behind the city hall where we watched employees having fun on their break playing bocce ball.
This is an old photo of the pond near city hall just to give you an idea what it looks like. I love to visit this area in the different seasons as it’s always changing. Benches surround the water and make it a nice place to relax.
Yesterday the water lilies were open. Frogs were croaking and the children loved to imitate them.
At the entrance to the Boundary health unit was this amazing hanging basket. This is my kind of basket. All foliage and no flowers. It was perfect for this shady entrance.
On our way back we walked through Forest for the Future, a garden installed a few years ago near the Delta Hospital. The Rudbeckia and Crocosmia are a blaze of glory in this garden.
This morning I got a late start to my walk and wanted to go down Arthur Drive to Whitworth Crescent. I am glad I did. Large trees adorn this one way street and offer shade along the way. I couldn’t help but notice this cute garden. I love the glass flowers in the garden and check out the signs. I will bet those are their favourite holiday venues.
They are definitely warm weather lovers. This cactus topiary says it all.
At the end of Whitworth crescent is a short path to Ladner Elementary school. I wanted to visit the school garden on site. The apple tree is planted in the field near the school garden and it has a pretty good crop this year. What a great way to teach children about how their food grows.
The school garden is in full bloom now with not only flowers but lots of vegetables. This garden is maintained by volunteers during the summer.
The children will be excited to see this when they return in September. These squash are successfully trained along a chain link fence and are growing vertically.
As I traveled towards home I couldn’t help but snap a photo of this Dahlia in the garden at 44th avenue and 50th street. This garden is full of roses, dahlias and vegetables all growing together. It was a very short walk today as temperatures hit 26C by 930am. Hopefully I can get another walk in tonight.