A river of strawberries

The front beds at Browns Field Community Centre were in need of a little work in the spring of 2012. A long hedge of roses and some ornamental grasses had a space between them which had formerly been wildflowers. We put down a rich layer of compost and mulch, and planted strawberries, herbs, raspberry bushes, and lots of nasturtiums to give the space some colour. In between the two beds was a walkway that looked like a bridge, so we emphasized flowing elements in this design, with big clumps of herbs and flowers connected by a river of strawberries.