Its been a busy spring at the Ladner Community garden. All our allotment beds are full and we have started a wait list for 2017. Can you believe that? Its only May. In fact if you want a garden bed at the community garden its best to apply in the fall. By the end of January we know if people will stay another year and which garden plots will be empty. Monday mornings have volunteers working on making this the best community garden. Red poppies have taken over the back corner of the garden and we have a few escapees further afar. I love how they sway in the breeze amongst the tall grass.
This allotment garden is not only maximizing the space allotted but the lettuce will love this shade from the large leaves nearby.
I am always amazed at how much you can grow in 40 square feet of soil.
Asparagus fronds reach to the sky in this garden. Its just about to flower and I wonder if collecting seed would be a good idea. I will have to ask the gardener of this large garden.
Peas are every one's favourite to grow in the garden. I like that they have used a strong support for their peas instead of string. I like to use netting. That's the thing about community gardens. You learn how to grow different crops and methods from everyone around you.
The arbor as you enter the garden is adorned with beautiful Clematis.
Old fashioned roses clamber up and over the side of the arbor.
Now is the season for Sweet William or Dianthus barbatus. Its easy to grow from seed and so colourful in the garden.
A pink rose peeks from around a corner.
Today we had a scout and guide group come to help in the garden. They all helped to create this herb wheel. Its not quite finished. We need to fill the large triangular areas with soil and add a few more rocks. The design is complete and the rest will be easy. We look forward to planting this new herb garden.