Typically, when one wants to go about getting one or more flowers, they’ll buy them from a florist. When one uses flowers on a regular basis, they may even grow them in their back yard. And why not? These are, by far, the two easiest ways to go about acquiring said flowers and involve little hassle. And, as for the latter, it may even be fun. But what happens when you haven’t grown anything and the florist doesn’t have your girlfriend’s favorite flower? Or perhaps you’re looking for an outdoor excursion that doesn’t cost anything? Either way, going outside with the sole purpose of picking flowers can be a fun experience for some people; I know I’ve undertaken the task on several occasions. With that said, here are my favorite places to go when that time strikes. Before i forget it, did you know that sport gloves can be great to use when picking flowers? I use a pair of parkour gloves when i pick flowers, here you can find the right gloves for parkour and picking flowers.
It’s too easy, right? Well, not as easy as you might think. While you could go to the suburban park five minutes away, this likely won’t prove overly fruitful unless you fancy yourself a truckload of dandelions. Typically, this is due to weeds being the only thing which can survive the wrath of the groundskeeper. As such, parks further away from your municipality are likely your best option due to their lower (or non-existent) level of maintenance. To find such a park in your general vicinity, try looking at websites geared toward parkour in your area like traceurzone. You’ll find the people interested in the sport often go exactly where you need to be. Who knows? You might even find a new hobby while you’re out there!
Sure, this might require a bit of dedication and perseverance. While I certainly wouldn’t recommend driving and pulling over every time you see a flower (it may prove to be rather dangerous), walking alongside the road can prove fruitful. Even the grass just twenty feet out from the road tends to provide me with more than I can carry. Be alert though, as you’ll be among fast cars. Like I said; the further away you are from the road, the better.
Lowbrow Public Areas
Similar to the above to areas, lowbrow public areas undergo little maintenance and, as such, typically have a large variety of flowers in place of weeds. I needn’t say a whole lot more. If a piece of greenery looks a little run down from a distance, it’ll probably have quite a few flowers. Don’t let dead trees and old tires scare you away, areas like this are great, whether they be behind an old, abandoned store or alongside a train track which has been out of use for a few years.
The Mild Wild
By the mild wild, I refer specifically to unattended greenery which is technically still within the realms of a municipality. Ottawa’s massive greenbelt is a good example of this. While such forests and bush may not look so prosperous when viewing it from the edge of the road, you’ll find stepping into one much the same as stepping right into the wild. If there’s anywhere in the city where you’ll find the widest variety of plant life, it will be here.