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Landscape architect Victoria Taylor designed it; Ecoman contractor Jonas Spring built it, using chunks of waste concrete – and judges awarded it for creativity.
The most urban thing in the whole building was probably the Concrete Bloom Bursts, a long garden display that cuts through the CB exhibits – a low berm of construction debris spiked with flowers, grasses, trees and shrubs.
Check out the promo for Canada Blooms: The Flower and Garden Festival which runs from March 16 – 25, 2012.
This year Canada Blooms theme is City Culture, we are installing a feature garden with the title Concrete Blooms Burst. I was so happy about the choice of theme this year. I think a great place to observe this theme in action is the interaction between plants and urban spaces. Consider the pictures above. Street…
Day 2: Tree trimming, edging sod, shaking hands and taking pictures
Truck in and spread 350 yards soil. And that was day one! Day two: lay 10,000 rolls of sod (over 100 skids on 6 tractor trailers)
30 Yards mulch blown in on top of collected organic matter around trees
1st. Day: Aerate soil, collect organic matter and dispose of garbage.
Here is a great example of really tricky difficult work. Two yards of soil removed with buckets, all that stone hand bombed down into the back and a narrow alleyway with irate neighbours not wanting our truck blocking the lane. Came out pretty nice though.
We found some old shut off valves on site and decided to fill them with coloured recycled glass and outdoor epoxy to complement the metal work.