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ico_titre.pngQuebec-Labrador Border Marker – Route 389

Contact us

Garden centre: (709) 280-5032
Office: (418) 287-5262
email: info@poussepartout.ca

upa

We grow gardeners!

Caribou and ptarmigan footprints

etched in steel in front and back of the marker post.

Granite stone steps

Separating and retaining the earth surrounding the native plants

Lingonberries and lichen

Seen up close

Bloody geranium mosaics

A new perspective on the project

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Client

Ministère des Transports du Québec

 

Année:

2011

 

Description

Only native plants were used in the project as a way of highlighting the region’s various resources, including its flora, fauna, geology and economy. One exception was made however for the bloody geraniums, which represent the non-Native population that came north to work and plant new roots.

The steel plates which feature caribou and ptarmigan footprints, remind us of the fauna typical of the taiga present in the region, while highlighting the importance of the steel mines’ contribution to the local steel industry.

The layout is centered on big stones representing iron ore, the foundation of our economy, while remaining true to our subarctic landscape.

The border between Quebec and Labrador welcomes visitors in four languages (French, English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Plants Used

  • Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), a native plant
  • Ligonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), evergreen, a native plant
  • Bloody geranium (Geranium sanguineum), a hardy perennial plant

Stones Used

  • Granite (provided by the client)
  • Hematite (sourced on site)

Trees and Shrubs

  • Taramack (Larix laricina)
  • White birch (Betula payrifera)
  • Trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides)
  • Red osier dogwood (Cornus stolonifera)

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