Edmonton has an annual celebration of gardens in bloom, and some of my neighbours are good candidates for recognition. We have a very short season, so figuring out what will bloom within that time takes some research. Also, we are cursed with clay soil, so I know that local gardeners fight an ongoing battle with soil quality.
One of the unexpected blessings of Covid-19 is that my daily walks around nearby streets have made me aware of the many great gardeners who live near me. I haven’t actually met them, but I have met their flowers which is almost the same thing.
Here are some of this week’s blooms: