On Saturday, July 2, Sandra Pinto, master gardener, landscape designer and owner of The Bloomin’ Gardener– volunteered her time and expertise to lead an enthusiastic group of volunteers in the creation of a rock garden on the western edge of the food forest guild.
Thanks to the volunteers with both muscle and motivation, dozens of rocks were carefully placed and plants transplanted. Audrey Smith and Yvonne Hodges also worked with Sandra on the final steps, which included the planting of a variety of sedums – the main theme of this rock garden.
I think we now have Dragon’s blood sedum, Sedum rupestre Stonecrop Blue Spruce, Sedum floriferum ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ and Sedum kamtschaticum Russian Stonecrop. All of these plants were gathered from Maureen’s garden. Maureen has always been interested in developing a ‘sharing garden’ so happily many of her perennials are now flourishing at the Parkdale Community Garden.
Maureen Flynn-Burhoe is a visual artist, photographer and gardener in Parkdale.