Yet, I really enjoyed myself in Quebec City (maybe because there were so many bakeries and gelato's shops??) and learned a lot, as well as took over 1000 photos of the gardens we toured.. a particular favourite was the Parliament Building just a stone's throw from our hotel. This amazing edible garden features over 130 types of vegetables, herbs and fruits with many of the crops grown in large grow bags - 4 feet in diameter and 1 foot deep. Even the willow arbours were grown in these bags! Seriously awesome! Plus, there were beehives on the roof of the Parliament building. The harvest is being donated to a local community group.
Check out a visual tour below:
|Apples and strawberries|
|Contained herb/flower border with an in ground veggie garden|
|Oh, so this is what pole beans look like when deer don't|
eat them?? ha ha..
|Jealous! Glorious pole beans.|
|Hello kale! I love Winterbor - it is so curly|
that even the cabbage worms and slugs
don't bother with the leaves.
|Edible landscaping at its finest!|
|Such a wonderful mix of edible and ornamental plants.|
|Sunflowers and corn on the steps leading up to the parliament building.|
|Part of a living willow arbour. Um, I MUST|
do this next year.
|These pots were just amazing!|
|Check out the living entrance to the veggie garden.|
|Recognize this fellow? Horseradish!|