Garden Art in Community Gardens

thanks to Marsha for hosting PPAC https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/10/14/ppac-67-portland-international-rose-test-garden/

Close to where a dear friend lives I witnessed what happens when a community comes together to create gardens on land that would normally be ignored. Some of the gardens are pollinator gardens and others have bird houses to attract birds. The schools have become involved by encouraging children to paint signs and make sculptures that have been carefully placed among the plants.

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RDP – Monday – Soil

thanks to RDP for this unusual daily prompt https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/09/12/rdp-monday-soil/

Have you ever ordered soil for the garden and then later in the season when nothing is growing you wonder what on earth you were sent. I even gave some of that bag of soil away to the neighbours because it was more than I needed and they discovered the same problem. The soil became hard and clumpy and very little grew where it had been placed. I’ll never order from that garden centre again. They just ignored my complaint.

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Prepping the garden beds
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A promising bag of premium soil?????
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Compacted soil at the cottage
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Is sand considered soil?
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A layer of leave over the soil….a promise of a rich compost in the spring

New Flower (June 28, 2022) – Himalayan Musk

….completely new rose for me

My neighbour, out back, was very excited to share his roses with me. This one was hidden from the street and I didn’t really see it until he invited me into his yard. He says it’s his favourite rose in the garden.

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