Love this time of year – when canopies of virgin green create corridors of foliage.

The use of planting boxes to line our cycle tracks – as here in the 800-block Hornby – was a great idea.  But the landscape architect for Robson Square, Cornelia Oberlander, was said to be uphappy with their cheap plastic look next to the smooth concrete solidity of Arthur Erickson’s design.  Maybe someday a more permanent complementary solution might be found with privately raised funds for the planters and sponsors for an annual garden show.