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HollyAnnS added a caption:Ornamental Kale used as a median strip.
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Dec 8, 2015 9:18 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Is this in a real street median? This is great use of that space and a nice photo as well.
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Dec 8, 2015 9:44 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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Yes it is and it isn't some little parking lot median it is on a good size street. We were in Vancouver last summer and the city is just amazing. There were rain gardens around the street drains, elaborate planted crosswalks and roof top gardens with full sized trees on them.
You can see in this one the opening at the curve to direct the water into the Rain garden and there is a good sized street drain in the middle .
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This is a crosswalk planting it is at an intersection of several streets and you can stop and wait to get across the next street. Can't see the walkway but it is there.
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This garden is on the 3rd floor rooftop of the hotel we stayed at.
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Dec 8, 2015 9:48 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
Vancouver? Well that explains it, for sure. Did you manage to get to Victoria while you were in the area? I think the city planting may be even more intense. I had serious envy attacks when I've visited that part of the world.
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Dec 9, 2015 12:43 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Region: Mid-Atlantic Charter ATP Member Greenhouse I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Tropicals
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Oh Yes we did get to Victoria and saw the Butchart Gardens It really is an amazing area.
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Dec 9, 2015 7:22 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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needrain said:Vancouver? Well that explains it, for sure. Did you manage to get to Victoria while you were in the area? I think the city planting may be even more intense. I had serious envy attacks when I've visited that part of the world.


Hilarious!
oh my--me too--serious envy attacks when I visited that practically other planet!

Thanks for the bonus pics!
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