Spent the morning at Devon Middle School redoing the locates for water, gas, and power from a year ago. Now our paperwork is up-to-date! Another "check" on the wetland to-do list :)
As it's been a while since I've visited the school, I decided to check out our tree nurseries... Whoops! Looks like we need to do some weeding! There's a lot more than just white spruce in there now :) It all looks good, though. Another year and the trees will be large enough to plant out.
Elsewhere, at the native wildflower garden, everything is filling in nicely and looking great:
It's been a pleasure to work with both David Smith and the City of Fredericton on this project. This garden of native Maritime species continues to draw a lot of attention and acts as an inspiration to many an existing and would-be gardener. The fact that it continually changes its appearance throughout the seasons makes for a visual feast in such a high traffic (foot and bicycle) area.
Other Canadian municipalities aren't quite so understanding, unfortunately; at least when it comes to homeowners and their properties... Franke James writes about her experiences with the City of Toronto throughout her project to landscape her front yard and driveway in this ultimately inspiring — and very educational — visual essay. A little taster is included below — be sure to check it out, leave a comment, and pass it along!