Red Deer city parks worker Dan Gervais is busy planting rows of annuals to make Red Deer City Hall Park a favourite summer destination for area residents. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

PHOTO: Planting a colourful garden at Red Deer City Hall Park

Think you have a lot of yard work to do?

This crew of Red Deer city parks workers are busy working in the hot sun this week to plant thousands of annuals that must then be watered in at City Hall Park.

The famous flowerbeds are made up of about 40,000 annuals in variations of colour and pattern — everything from peonies and delphiniums to budding ground cover.

“This park is beautiful, year round. In summer there are so many flowers, it is exhilarating. You can’t help but smile,” writes one visitor in an online post. Another also sings its praises: “This park seems to be the heart of Red Deer… We’ve visited in the summer, and the flower displays were awesome!”

Just Posted

Updated: Red Deer welcomes 2019 Canada Winter Games Team Alberta

About 250 Alberta athletes are participating in the Games

Syrian immigrants feel welcomed

Winter Social held at Festival Hall to promote multiculturalism

Small group rallies with pro-immigration message

Group wanted to counter misinformation on United Nations migration agreement

Trump says ‘things are going very well’ with North Korea

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that “things are going very… Continue reading

NDP won’t stop until Trans Mountain is built, says minister

Deron Bilous speaks at Red Deer chamber luncheon

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Kriechmayr edges Swiss favourite Feuz to win WCup downhill

WENGEN, Switzerland — It takes a special run to beat Switzerland’s best… Continue reading

WestJet plane heading to Victoria slides off Edmonton runway, no injuries

EDMONTON — A WestJet plane has slid off an icy taxiway at… Continue reading

Sam Bennett scores twice, Flames beat Red Wings 6-4

Flames 6, Red Wings 4 CALGARY — Sam Bennett scored twice including… Continue reading

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Most Read