Saturday, August 23, 2014

CORPORATE GUERRILLA GARDEN UPDATE

This is the second summer I am leading a group of volunteers at my work in an act of illegal guerrilla gardening on a 150 sq ft slice of dirt in the middle of a concrete desert - and we are having great success.  

Have a look at the before and afters and I hope you will agree we are making a difference in our neighbourhood.
May 2013
    
August 2014
One of the wonderful things about perennial gardening is the difference a year can make

Sept. 2013
Even at the end of last year summer it was not as full as it already is now and next year many plants such as the Peony, Phlox, Ninebarks, Stella D'oro Daylilies, Lamb's Ear and Hardy Geranium should all be back and bigger than ever.  

The new mulch this year must certainly be helping and it does not hurt that every day there is a volunteer to water the gardens by hand with a couple of watering cans and a  faucet on the building next door. 

Did I  mention I have a dedicated team of volunteers behind me?

The quotes in the garden are encouraging comments from readers of this blog after last year's posts.
Keep 'em coming!

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20 comments:

  1. Love the concept. Bringing concrete spaces to life.

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    1. Thanks Fun60, it has been an interesting labour of love and well worth the effort.

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  2. I think you're making a good huge difference. gardens of colour make people happy :-)

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    1. Yesterday a fellow passing by the garden said he lived nearby and could see the garden from his window and it brought him joy each day. So you are right - they do make people happy!

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  3. So beautiful in the midst of a concrete jungle Maria’s Space

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    1. Thanks for takign the time to provide your feedback Maria, I`m glad you like the garden.

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  4. Wow...success indeed!! It's beautiful!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Ani! Soon it will be time to add more spring blooming bulbs!

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  5. Fantastic idea, and they look wonderful!

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    1. Karen, thanks for stopping in and leaving your feedback; I`m very glad you like the idea and the garden :)

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  6. What a great idea and I love it... Thank you for sharing with Nature Notes..love this...Michelle

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    1. Michelle,
      One thing I did not mention but you will appreciate is that we have of course created habitat and we now see pollinators and grasshoppers where before there was essentially no life.

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  7. what a wonderful idea. and yes I love the difference from last year to this year.

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  8. What a fantastic idea! I love it!

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  9. If only all illegal acts were so kind to the earth.

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    1. Wouldn't that be nice Donna? At least there are some...

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