Around this time every year, the flowers in the city’s parks, gardens, squares and other green spaces are given a fresh look. The work is done three times a year (in May, September and November) with the aim of making the city look more colourful.
To achieve this, varieties have been chosen for their long flowering periods, so they’ll look good for longer in the beds where they’ve been planted. But as they’re annuals, they will eventually have to be changed.
At this time of year, the flowering plants being put in are mainly white and red begonias, yellow and orange French marigolds, petunias in various colours and coleus blumei, a plant with coloured ornamental foliage.
Many of the varieties being planted are not yet in flower, so their entire flowering period is yet to come. These plants will stay looking good right through until November, when they are due to be changed.
The new flowers are being planted in 274 green spaces across all the city’s districts, in parks such as Ciutadella, Creueta del Coll and El Clot; but they’ll also be appearing in boulevards such as Sant Joan and Torras i Bages, and squares like Sants, Tetuan and Torre Llobeta.