Photo: Community Gardens Display behind Fraser Sports Complex.     Photo by Deb Buhayer

Glorious summer weather has given us wonderful mountain floral displays these past few weeks, despite the slow start to this year’s season.  Warm days and cool nights with occasional showers have made our native plants very happy and colorful. 

If you are contemplating how to enhance your gardens at home, check out the Demonstration Garden at the Fraser Community Garden just North of the Ice Rink on the Sports Complex property.  All the plants are labeled to help you figure out what might fit into your personal garden plans. This portion of the Fraser Community Garden was developed six years ago, under the expert guidance of Melinda McWilliams who used all water wise varieties.  Many are native and those that are not were selected as viable and non-invasive. Some of the plants bloomed earlier this summer but the display was created with a mind to provide color and texture throughout the season. That being said, the action is not over but it is at its peak now.

Gardener or not, everyone can enjoy one more aspect of what Mother Nature makes possible in our beautiful mountain valley.

~ Submitted by the Community Gardens Volunteers