Saturday, May 6, 2017

Garden in the City


There is a patch of land on Central Avenue between Camelback Road and Indian School Road that has been sitting vacant for many years now.  From time to time there will be a sign on it with a picture of some planned building or development but nothing seems to stick.  Recently I noticed a lot of garden activity on that patch of land.  I decided to stop and see what it was all about.


It seems a nursery that is located on the far west side of Phoenix has opened an outlet right there on our central corridor.  This is an area full of high-rise buildings, businesses and multi-housing units and of course the light rail that runs right up the middle of Central Avenue.  I can only assume that it is a temporary arrangement until some type of development is finally approved for this location.  It certainly adds a lot of color to a once barren plot of land.


They lady I talked to was a volunteer working on the site and she told me that all of the rose plants I was admiring are breeds from South Africa and they are new to our area.


They were the most fragrant roses I think I've ever been near.  I could smell their sweet scent just walking along the paths between the plants.

7 comments:

Steve Reed said...

What a great use for that land! The roses are amazing.

Kate said...

Sharon, I cannot think of a better use for this once-vacant land! It would be so much better if the garden became a mainstay rather than a temporary hold until something with brick and mortar is erected. The sight and scent of the plants and flowers would awaken my soul if I lived or worked in that area.

Lowell said...

This is wonderful in so many ways. Not only does it brighten up the environment but breathes life into the environment! And it's great to look at. Sure beats another high-rise!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I say let's vote Sharon.. I vote that they keep the garden and forego any more building :) Doesn't it look fab with the city in the background. Perfumed roses are the very best, not long till I prune mine back for winter!

William Kendall said...

It certainly is a cheerful sight.

bill burke said...

What a great decision to plant all that beauty and colour in to a drab area. A beautiful sight indeed.

Thérèse said...

Such a great idea to use the empty lot plus for you to take such beautiful pictures.