City crews have been working on landscape upgrades at the intersection of Jensen Avenue and Corfield Street in Parksville.
Unsightly weeds, gravel and large boulders were removed and the area was landscaped into three overlapping berms, each planted with a Forest Pansy tree (Cercis canadensis). The trees will eventually provide shade, height and visual interest at the entrance to the Jensen Greenway, according to a news release by the city.
Lawn replacement, blended from mixed clovers and low-growing wildflowers, was utilized as a ground cover to increase pollinator habitat and also reduce watering and mowing maintenance.
The city ordered a variety of bulbs for planting this fall, such as snow drops, crocus, daffodils, camas, and alliums which will make their first appearance in 2023, from early spring until mid-summer. To complete the upgrade, a new downtown bench and garbage can will be added alongside the Corfield sidewalk.
— NEWS Staff, submitted