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Thumb of 2015-11-23/HollyAnnS/c98f31@HollyAnnS submitted this image in the Vegetables and Fruits category of the The 2015 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

HollyAnnS added a caption:Ornamental Kale used as a median strip.
Name: Donald
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needrain
Dec 8, 2015 9:18 PM CST
Is this in a real street median? This is great use of that space and a nice photo as well.
Donald
Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Dec 8, 2015 9:44 PM CST
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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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Dec 8, 2015 9:48 PM CST
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.
Donald
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Dec 9, 2015 12:43 AM CST
Oh Yes we did get to Victoria and saw the Butchart Gardens It really is an amazing area.
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dirtdorphins
Dec 9, 2015 7:22 PM CST
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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