Sunday, 9 August 2015
Long Beach Peninsula Edible Garden Tour
The annual edible garden tour, presented by the Long Beach Grange, is a benefit for local food banks.
Carol and Ed’s Concrete Container Garden
“Our garden is almost totally container; both concrete and black plastic, with home-made hand decorated pavers.”
The reason, Carol and Ed told me, for the garden being almost all in containers is that they are renting. This way, they could move the whole garden with them, including the artful paths and patio.
I might as well reveal that because of its artistry and attention to detail, this is my favourite garden of the day.
Carol is one of the artists who did a plein air painting for the Rhododendron Tour this spring.
Ed makes all the concrete planters (molded from black plastic pots) and smaller containers, birdbaths, and cool metal garden art on display here.
This lovely little garden would have fit right in on the Music in the Gardens ornamental garden tour.
Ed uses plastic pots like these as molds for his concrete pots. It was a process to figure out how to make it work.
Ed said he does not sell his large concrete containers, because he does not know how sturdy they would be if moved around. He does sell some of his smaller creations at the Bay Avenue Gallery in Ocean Park.
I do love Carol and Ed’s creative garden and think it is ingenious the way they have made it almost all portable.
Next: a lavender farm by the bay