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.