While Edmonton jokes abound in more moderate climates (read BC), the profusion of blooms during our admittedly short growing season never ceases to amaze me.
Edmonton consistently enters the Communities in Bloom competition and consistently places well in one category or another.
Out for a walk in early August, we were amazed by the variety of colours and textures of the various flowers and plants. Admittedly, a good number of these plants were on the Alberta Legislature grounds, but floral displays abound throughout the city. With all the rain this year, the flowers (and mosquitoes) did very well. Enjoy.