Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Garden Canoe

I posted a pic of one of the Homegrown National Parks last year (HERE) and since then I have spotted quite a few of them around the west end of the city. They began as a campaign to establish a green corridor along the route of one of our now-buried creeks but I think that it has broadened to create a larger corridor. This bottomless canoe has been nicely planted and is located at the corner of Davenport Rd & Bathurst St, a busy corner for traffic and highly visible.
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33 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Fabulous idea!

Karl Demetz said...

Nice idea, looks good !

Kate said...

That long blue canoe is a perfect container for flowers and blooms.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I would never have thought...

Stephanie said...

Good idea on recycling an old canoe.

Karen S. said...

Now this is absolutely brilliant! Great idea.

Sharon Anck said...

I love that blue canoe full of flowers.

VP said...

Nice color, good idea!

William Kendall said...

A very different use for a canoe. I've seen the concept used before.

llandudnopictures said...

Great use of an old canoe, we have a few similar things around here... using rowing boats!

Halcyon said...

Love this!

cieldequimper said...

Looks fab!

Gosia k said...

it is high time to swim..

Andy said...

Seeing plants growing in a canoe is a first for me.

Norma Ruttan said...

love it, especially its color!

Marleen said...

I have never seen this before, a great idea!

Revrunner said...

Whoa! Never! Not to my canoe. :-)

Tom said...

I'd hate to portage it. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Tom said...

I'd hate to portage it. Tom The Backroads Traveller

TexWisGirl said...

pretty cute idea!

Sue Demeter-St Clair said...

Very cool! They have one at The Grange in Mississauga too :)

Lesley said...

What a great idea. And a canoe is quite symbolic of the buried creek, I'm sure.

Gemma Wiseman said...

What a brilliant, creative idea. The intense blue highlights the plants beautifully.

Photo Cache said...

This is a great idea.

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Taken For Granted said...

That canoe seems to have found a second life as a planer. Perhaps someone had enough of the water.

hamilton said...

This has more style than a bathtub planter.

Michelle said...

I like this a lot!

Cloudia said...

What a nice idea to blossom!



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Jim said...

This is great

s.c said...

You see a lot of containers for plants as for instance the loo but a canoe is for me a first. Thanks for showing.

Jack said...

Very nice. It draws the eye with its strangeness, but then it holds the eye with its bright blue and the beauty of the plantings.

Linda said...

Well, that's a planter I haven't seen before!

Linda said...

Quintessentially Canadian municipal planting!
This is the sort of canoe my daughter took campers on out-trips in last summer in Ontario.