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Top 10 spring plants

Top 10 spring plants

These spring flowering plants put on a stunning display in the gardens of the Toronto Botanical Garden. Perennials Eranthis hyemalis(Winter aconite) Zone 3 [caption id="attachment_3936"...

Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees & Vines

Paul’s Plant Pick: Cornelian cherry (<i>Cornus mas</i>) is ready to shine

Paul’s Plant Pick: Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) is ready to shine

When one thinks of yellow, spring- flowering shrubs in the garden, plants such as Witchhazel (Hamamelis) and Forsythia come to mind. A lesser-known and seldom-seen beauty is Cornus mas, the Cornelian...

Posted in: news, Paul's Plant Picks

Paul’s Plant Pick: A Feeding Frenzy!

Paul’s Plant Pick: A Feeding Frenzy!

Having spent the last 15 days setting up and being at Canada Blooms, I have had little opportunity for my routine walks through the TBG gardens. So on Monday morning I was amazed to see the changes...

Posted in: news, Paul's Plant Picks

Spring gardening checklist

Spring gardening checklist

Enjoy the spring weather and get out into the garden. Here's a month-by-month checklist of what you can be doing to prepare for another great season! March Clear leaf mulch from the crowns of...

Posted in: Gardening How-Tos

It’s show time! And <i>Helleborus niger</i> ‘Maximus’ ready for its close-up.

It’s show time! And Helleborus niger ‘Maximus’ ready for its close-up.

After months of winter, the days are getting longer and the temperature finally feels like it is on the rise. Could spring be in the air? Well, based on all the chatter and music from the singing...

Posted in: news, Paul's Plant Picks

Growing potatoes in containers is kids’ play!

Growing potatoes in containers is kids’ play!

Use a large, deep pot or even a recycling bin, and you and your kids can start a potato patch on your patio, balcony or deck. Let 4-year-old Quinn show you how to do it. While there are a number...

Posted in: Edibles, news

Paul’s Plant Pick: A surprise of beautiful foliage even in winter!

Paul’s Plant Pick: A surprise of beautiful foliage even in winter!

Growing through the needles and among the fallen cones of the weeping white pine (Pinus strobus ‘Pendula’) in the Westview Terrace, one might be surprised to come across the tropical looking...

Posted in: news, Paul's Plant Picks

Paul’s Plant Pick: Imagine! Blossoms on December 14th!

Paul’s Plant Pick: Imagine! Blossoms on December 14th!

As always, there are a number of items I could highlight in the garden this week. Choices and decisions! While shooting the winter pruning video with my very creative co-horts Stefan and Jenny,...

Posted in: Paul's Plant Picks

Paul’s Plant Pick: Still Looking Great: <em>Bergenia</em> ‘Magic Giant’

Paul’s Plant Pick: Still Looking Great: Bergenia ‘Magic Giant’

Here is a Bergenia, commonly know as pigsqueak, which seems to be on steroids. This extra-large-growing selection first caught my attention in the Sweetpea's display at Canada Blooms last March. I...

Posted in: Paul's Plant Picks, Perennials

Paul’s Plant Pick: <em>Tricyrtis formosana </em>‘Dark Beauty’

Paul’s Plant Pick: Tricyrtis formosana ‘Dark Beauty’

As the cool nights of autumn set in, we gardeners are reminded that the main growing season is drawing to a close. However,  passionate plantsmen know that the garden is not coming an end. A...

Posted in: Perennials

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