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Everyone loves a coneflower-with-a-bee-on-it photo!

Everyone loves a coneflower-with-a-bee-on-it photo!

And what better way to share our amazing coneflower collection than with the bees busily working on them.  Featured here is Echinacea purpurea 'Tangerine Dream' (hybrid coneflower) amoung many in...

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What’s in Bloom: I didn’t know you could grow that here?!

What’s in Bloom: I didn’t know you could grow that here?!

When the opuntia are in bloom the most-heard comment in the garden is 'I didn't know you could grow that here?!'  Opuntia 'Lemon Spreader' (Lemon Spreader prickly pear cactus), along with the...

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What’s in Bloom: After The Rain

What’s in Bloom: After The Rain

Peonies are centre stage right now but a a few oriental poppies are holding their own.  In the Entry Garden, Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding' stands tall after the rain. Paeonia lactiflora...

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What’s in Bloom?

What’s in Bloom?

Or rather what's not in bloom?  Everything is popping - I could arrive at 7am and by 7:15 something new is in flower.  Take Paeonia suffruticosa (Tree peony) in the Herb Garden.  Throughout the...

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What’s in Bloom: Check out our tulip combinations…

What’s in Bloom: Check out our tulip combinations…

Toronto weather brought on a literal explosion of tulips in bloom (amoung other things) last week at the TBG.  Here are a few standout combinations. While Tulipa 'Drumline' (double late...

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The West View Terrace in Bloom …

The West View Terrace in Bloom …

The West View Terrace has a good sampling of what is to be found in bloom throughout - Here is that sampling!  The hellebores have really taken off and continue to highlight the terrace beds....

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What’s in Bloom: Hellebores and more …

What’s in Bloom: Hellebores and more …

The hellebores are beginning to stand upright, although I am on my knees to get as up-close to the stunning blooms as I can.  Come out over the next few weeks to a month and have a look at the...

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What’s in Bloom: All the Usual Suspects

What’s in Bloom: All the Usual Suspects

It's the end of March, and right on queue the earliest of the early spring-bloomers have arrived!  In the West View Terrace Crocus vernus 'Jeanne d'Arc' (Dutch crocus, giant crocus) is accompanied...

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What’s Beginning to Flower?

What’s Beginning to Flower?

The meltdown has begun and right on flower is Hamamelis x intermedia 'Primavera' (Witch hazel) to greet you in the Arrival Courtyard. Can't get enough of those (sugar crisps) Hamamelis -...

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What’s in Bloom: Good ‘Winter’ Bones

What’s in Bloom: Good ‘Winter’ Bones

Many of you who participated in our recent survey of the gardens, in particular noted that more 'Winter interest' should be added.  I've been walking around the garden daily this winter, and here...

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