Sunday, June 28, 2015

City Hall Park

    I think most city halls are placed in a  well planned park. I would think most people are as proud of their park as I am of our city park. Usually the city hall is in the downtown so parks and in this case it's a garden are very attractive.

    My last post covered the Mayor's Garden Party which was held in City Hall Park. Now I didn't  attend the Garden party. I used my time to take some photos of the park. I also ran onto many people I knew so I had some good visits. Now that I think about it, I should have got some people photos. 

    Our city hall Park make excellent use of shapes, colors and sizes. 

The park is a great combination of trees, shrubs flower beds  , grass and walks.


This was a weird one. I thought I'd take a shot and see what I'd get. When I looked in the view finder there appeared to be words written with the flowers but I could only see it in the camera. This is a small part but the whole thing  says stop and smell the flowers.  I wonder if very many people see this when they visit the park.

Figures emphasized with colors

lots of grassy areas.

The center is a  circle surrounded by flowers and shrubs.

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  1. some pretty impressive landscaping designs!

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    1. It gets lots of complements.

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  2. That is very smart and money well spent.

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    1. We are all very proud of it.

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  3. That is a very colourful park with lots of flowers. Nice to see some photo's you made. You have at last figured out how the new camera works?

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    1. The head planner and gardener has always been Dutch so the influence must come from Holland.

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  4. I am impressed with the design of the flower beds - woe, lot of work there and very nice. In fact I am impressed with your city hall and the grounds period. I noticed some tents in the background. Rally or Market, sure adds to the gardens. Real nice photos Red.

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    1. I have to admit that this is the first time I noticed the patterns. The awnings in the background were to protect food and servers. One was for first aid.

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  5. Just like a painting, very remarkable

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  6. Up north the bedding plants seem to hold up so well.

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    1. We have more sunlight but much less heat.

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  7. It's a labour intensive design, which requires planning. Good sign for the city!

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    1. I've watched the crews put this in. There are many thousands of plants.

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  8. That is beautiful landscaping! Very impressive. And certainly photograph-worthy. I think people who take a lot of pictures might notice the 'stop and smell the flowers'.

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    1. Maybe if I had been closer I may have picked up the writing.

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  9. Nice place, Red. Our grass is already all brown, everywhere, so my pictures would not be nearly as pretty. I'm worried about the heat of summer and fires this year. :-(

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    1. This garden doesn't spare any waer.We are dry but our plants are more drought resistant.

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  10. You have some great gardens! What a fun place to spend some time:)

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    1. It's a great place to stop. there are benches but it's the kind of place where people like to sprawl out on the grass.

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  11. A lovely park. I'd love to lay on the grass and smell the flowers.

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  12. Whoever handles the gardening does beautiful work!

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    1. Yes, the guy spends the winter planning and ordering the plants.

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  13. That's a lot of intricate bedding designs. Beautiful!

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    1. I have to admit that I never noticed it before.

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  14. Lovely to see such well planned and cared for gardens. It must be a great place to walk around with a camera.

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    1. This is the first time I've spent time there with a camera.

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  15. Hi Red, That is sure a nice park. You are making me want to visit Red Deer. :-)

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  16. Red I just love seeing the color and are they ever creative with their flowers in your city. An enjoyable way to spend time without a doubt!

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    1. I had never really noticed the patterns until I started taking photos.

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  17. That's a lovely park and I love all the colorful flowers. Visiting with friends and acquaintances is also a nice bonus.

    Thank you for leaving a message for my father-in-law. He appreciated very much people taking the time to do that, made his day.

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  18. This is so beautiful. Now that I think about it, this is something they don't do with flowers in Hawaii. The parks don't use flowers in designs. I guess it must be because flowers here are year around and it would be too difficult to maintain. I'll just enjoy yours instead.

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    1. It looks like in temperate cooler zones annuals are used. In warmer temps they seem to go with perennials.

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  19. Those flower beds are so pretty!! Somebody put a lot of thought into that.

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  20. Us Canadians are for sure proud of our Parks.

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