Good weather arrives with planting blitz

[singlepic id=10 w=320 h=240 float=left]After several weeks of mainly rainy days, Cobourg horticulturalist Jason Johns and other members of the parks department were busy around Victoria Hall Wednesday planting Alternanthera and Cleome, or Spider Plant, along the east side and the front of the building.
The town grows about 98 per cent of its own flowers for planters, hanging baskets and  beds inside various parks, he said.
“I love all of it,” he said. “But it is especially nice at the end of July and at the end of August when everything is in full bloom. It’s good.”
The plants are grown at the east end works yard all year round. In fact, plants for the winter, mainly poinsettias, will begin planting within the next few weeks, he said.

For now, the town staff are racing to get the beds and planters filled, he said.

  • James

    I recently went to Cobourg and walked along the front entrance of Victoria Hall and I must say I really liked the flower beds! I wish I had taken a picture because I would like to use that as my inspiration for my garden next year. Can you post or send me a picture of what it looks like now? I think there are Canna Lilly’s in the bed, which look absolutely amazing!

    Great jog Parks Department on the great flower beds in Cobourg!