- Aug 28, 2013
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I also wish for more perennial flowers in public spaces, but when it happens, they're planted as blocky monocultures that fade into disrepair within a few years. Scant exceptions exist (such as University Avenue). Until Toronto allows volunteer groups to maintain public gardens, I hope the Games district keeps the planting to sturdy trees and shrubs.
I'm convinced by certain hardy perennials to withstand urban neglect -- daylilies, irises, heucheras, grasses.
If the trees can prosper, they should manage too.
The volunteer issue is something that, I imagine, has volume for change given the residential growth of the downtown. There must be some condo dwellers who miss the suburban exercises of lawn care, in some fashion.
With a broad enough downtown programme in place, the core could experience an extensive naturalised renovation.
Corktown Common is certainly a wonderful contributor.