Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cold Snap Protection


These photos are not that beautiful, but I hope you can see the resourcefulness of a front-yard gardener in the Point Grey area of Vancouver on West 11th Avenue. With the Federal election coming up soon, followed by a provincial bye-election for this area, we hear how this is one of the wealthiest districts in all of Canada. However, instead of spending money at a garden supply store, this gardener has used found objects and his or her ingenuity to protect two rows of peas from the cold. Cement blocks, lengths of wood, and a few other things support the plastic covers that appear to be attached to light wooden frames, an inexpensive do-it-yourself way to provide removable protection, expand the season, or deal with unexpected cold nights. These last few nights of near-freezing temperatures probably rival the elections in terms of grabbing the attention of gardeners.

3 comments:

One Woman... said...

I dig this. Very inginuitive... Is that a word?

Janice Kreider said...

Ingenious maybe? The gardener takes a more "Kitsilano" approach, using the found objects. I hope to walk around "Kits" soon, to spot some new gardens, since it is not a staid neighbourhood with boring green lawns.

Janice Kreider said...

Thanks Mark--I missed this!