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What’s In Bloom: No, Really!

What’s In Bloom: No, Really!

My search for late-winter, early-spring flowering plants has begun!  Helleborus niger 'Maximus' (Christmas Rose) in the Westview Terrace has fully opened buds. Even I can't resist saying...

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What’s In Bloom: Desert Plants

What’s In Bloom: Desert Plants

While the deep freeze of winter continues here, I thought I'd share a few more snap-shots from my Desert Botanical Garden visit.  Featured is Echinocactus grusonii (Golden barrel), endangered in its...

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What’s in Bloom: Braving the Low Desert Sun (Ya Right!) …

What’s in Bloom: Braving the Low Desert Sun (Ya Right!) …

... to see Chihuly in the Garden for my annual winter trip to the Desert Botanical Garden with Deborah!  This photo close up of Sapphire Star, 2010, by Dale Chihuly, installed 2013. As you...

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What’s In Bloom: Who Says?

What’s In Bloom: Who Says?

Who says you can't plant bulbs through the snow in November?  Well I'll be planting on until they're all in - rain, sun, or snow!  The ground hasn't frozen through so once I break through the inch...

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What’s In Bloom: It’s a berry good time!

What’s In Bloom: It’s a berry good time!

It's been a particularly good year for all things 'berry', and this is no-less so for one particular garden bed here at the Toronto Botanical Garden.   In the Show Garden closest to the Spiral...

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What’s In Bloom: Perfect Gardening Weather

What’s In Bloom: Perfect Gardening Weather

It's been a particularly fine fall, and many trees & shrubs are producing fruit by the bushel, with fantastic colours to boot.   Malus 'Donald Wyman' (flowering crabapple) in the Entry...

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Sweet Autumn

Sweet Autumn

Autumn is officially here and the weather has been so sweet - so is the Clematis terniflora (sweet autumn clematis) covering the Demonstration Garden trellis. The bees are still going strong...

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What’s In Bloom: September Flowers on …

What’s In Bloom: September Flowers on …

And Hibiscus 'Blue River II' (hardy hibiscus) does not disappoint!  Rivalling Hibiscus 'Kopper King' in beauty, you just have to decide what colour you prefer.  Blue River II is a true...

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What’s In Bloom: Hello Beautiful!

What’s In Bloom: Hello Beautiful!

Hibiscus 'Kopper King' (hardy hibiscus) right up close, in the Perennial Border. Every summer I look for beautiful friends in the garden - that is, spider friends.   Argiope aurantia (the...

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What’s In Bloom: The August Stretch

What’s In Bloom: The August Stretch

For many, August is a slow-me-down-time in the garden.  Not around here!  In the Show Garden Kniphofia  'Lemon Popsicle' (Popsicle Series) (red hot poker), from Terra Nova is part of the plant...

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