Friday, August 5, 2016

Flower Friday - BBFG 2

First we would like to thank Dory for hosting another Flower Friday! It is a great reminder to stop and appreciate nature (especially for us Canadians who live in a white world 4 or so months out of the year).

Last week, I shared somethings about the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens in Ripley, Ontario. It is a community project to teach people about food and sustainable gardening.

Here is some more of what it has to offer.

Throughout the garden there is information about how certain foods can help different parts of your body. They have done it by "gardens". This is part of the immunity garden. 

There is also information about different vitamins and minerals we need along the fences. 

Throughout there is also other information about specific plants. 

They have used as many recycled materials as possible. Here is a place to sit and relax.

All the fencing is made out of old mattresses. The felt from the mattresses was used as ground cover. 

Fresh raspberries - yum1 (Yes I had some, but don't worry, I left a donation for them). 

Some of the flowers.

I think I have enough pictures left for one more post of this cool botanical food garden!


Today is the start of the Blogville Olympics. Stop by tomorrow as we host our first event!


  1. what wonderful ideas... I love the iddea with the bar stools, that is super GREAT!!!

  2. Hari OM
    What a great garden; there is so much available to us for food and nutrition that has been lost or forgotten in our supermarket world... HOORRAAAAHHH for the pawlympics!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. OMCs we love those seats and what a great idea to use the mattress springs as a fence or climber for vines.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  4. What an interesting garden. I bet those old bed springs would be good for growing peas or beans or other climbing plants too!

  5. What an interesting garden, I love all the recycled items being used!

  6. Nati has a lot of city gardens and recycled materials but I have never seen a garden where it tells you which plant provides the nutrients our bodies need ~ what a terrific idea for education. And I have never seen an old mattress springs used in such a way.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  7. How cool! Our mom LOVES that table and chairs set! How creative!

  8. OMD OMD what a BRILLIANT RE-PURPOSING of a MATTRESS... THAT is BRILLIANT... We love the gardens. THANKS fur Sharing..

  9. Such a cool place! Thanks for sharing the pics!

  10. What a cool place to explore!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. Very pretty! We like that they use recycled materials.

  12. What an interesting garden. The Marigolds are so pretty! They are one of our mom's favorites, even though they're so ordinary. She loves how they smell!

  13. What a great garden. Thanks for taking us along on your visit.

  14. very interesting to use the mattresses! I am so excited for the fetching event tomorrow!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  15. We have a food garden where I live, a couple of them actually. Yours are so much more interesting though.


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