TAKE PRIDE WINNIPEG
There are many gardens throughout the city where community
groups have become involved in taking care of public parks
and in those areas you see generally a lot more flowers
and generally more personal care.
Your mind is a garden,
Your thoughts are the seeds,
The harvest can be
Either flowers or weeds.
- Author Unknown
GARDENER, RIVER HEIGHTS
Here at Montrose school we see a long drift of blooming plants
there are many Lilies, bergamot, daylilies, rudbekia a huge
amount of rose campion in the full sun, along a busy street.
We are lucky to live across the street from a park where
we also can plant. Where we have full sun, where we have
acreage. The small park contains 6 ornamental gardens. We
have almost all perennials now and they are doing beautifully
after almost 6 years. Somebody actually asked me if I had
gotten involved in the park and had organized those gardens
so that I would have a better view from my home. And I think
that is the reason I did it because I am a selfish person.
I have donated thousands of hours of my time doing this.
My husband is a great support for anything I do but in the
garden he is my secret weapon. He gives me tools that I absolutely
appreciate more than jewellery.
In this neighbourhood the children call me the garden lady...
I find it a compliment. I love to garden because it's part
of who I am, who I've been all my life. Gardening is really
important to me as a human being it's helped me through times
when I have been very ill and when I have had a lot of pain
and I would really recommend it as a healing place for anyone.
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman
GARDENER NORTH KILDONAN
Our garden is almost a woodland type of garden. We have a
low area that was cleared out because we wanted to save the
trees. We were able to do sunlight plants as well as shade
The native pants usually survive and do very well. We have
30 or more native plants that have started on their own...
or that we have brought in. It's just wonderful; to see how
much progress a plant can make even in a day.
The garden is a ground plot for the mind.
- Thomas Hill
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