Destination Langley: The Gardens

by WhidbeyLocal 00:07:45
With thanks to Langley Main Street Association for its vision, the City of Langley for its support, the many volunteers who have contributed time, hard work, plants and expertise, and Log House Plants for their generous donations of purple tomatoes, sweet peas and so many of the other fragrant, edible, and pollinator plants that have helped to transform our seaside village into a garden town. In order of appearance: Tim Callison, Mayor of Langley Janet Ploof, President, Langley Main Street Association Emily Martin, Gardener/Intern for Langley Main Street Association Des Rock, Useless Bay Coffee Company Jody Starcevich, Gardener/Inn at Langley Matt Costello, Chef/Inn at Langley Ben Courteau, Flying Bear Farm Melissa Brown, Flying Bear Farm Ross Chapin, Ross Chapin Architects Inspired by Pam Warhursts’s TED talk entitled “How We Can Eat Our Landscapes”, Langley set in to enliven its municipal landscapes with flowers, vegetables and fruit. The gardens harmonize with the town’s historic buildings; they’re similarly small-scale, eclectic, and colorful. Bounteous hanging flower baskets brighten First Street, a street-side rain garden educates passersby on how to deal with run-off in a pleasingly visual way. Second Street is lined with gardens that ebb and flow through the seasons, beginning with hundreds of daffodils in April, and ending with asters and ripening pumpkins in October. The gardens are planned and planted with the help of a dedicated band of volunteers, with the intent to please and engage Langley residents, as well as visitors, taking full advantage of the wide variety of plantings that thrive in our Northwest maritime climate. Valerie Easton Producer and Director Robbie Cribbs of Sound Trap Studios Camera work, editing, Direction, Music. Background music collaborator Scott Shannon Davis on guitar.
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