It’s a known fact that creating a beautiful garden is hard work. There is pruning, planting, weeding, watering and digging – and that’s just one season!
Thanks to one dedicated Delmanor Prince Edward Resident and the Prince Edward Environmental Manager, this year’s Rooftop Garden is a showstopper that will pull your eyes in to gaze at the repetition of colour, form and shape.
A beautiful garden is a healthy garden, and healthy gardens are to be admired. There are coneflowers, also known as echinacea, that are tough little native flowers that draw butterflies. Spider flowers or “cleomes” are a hardy annual that produces big clusters of light pink flowers with reddish highlights that are also attractive to butterflies.
Grown as much for its foliage as for its flowers, snow-on-the-mountain’s small but showy leaves are light green and variegated. A huge chrysanthemum that was rescued in the fall is prominently on display in the center of the garden.
A bounty of crunchy leaf and iceberg lettuce was harvested and used by Chef G last week for a spectacular dinner salad. Soon to be picked are the large round radishes, robust tomatoes, scarlet runner beans, cucumbers that are high in nutrients and kohlrabi which is also called German turnip. Of course, a farm to table garden wouldn’t be complete without a selection of herbs such as rosemary, thyme and oregano.
Residents are enjoying the beauty of the flowers this summer on the rooftop garden and the delicious and natural foods that have been produced for their dining pleasure!
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